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Harvard’s Poussaint to deliver Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 8, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 11th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 208 Light Hall.

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Host proteins can control HIV infection

Oct. 5, 2012—The protein APOBEC3G contributes to spontaneous control of HIV-1 in vivo and may provide therapeutic benefits.

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Plans announced for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 4, 2012—Williamson Medical Center (WMC), one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s affiliates, announced plans this week to expand its facility through construction to include upgraded surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services to be built adjacent to WMC’s existing emergency department. The proposed expansion includes a three-story pediatric tower, with two floors of space...

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PREDICT helps pinpoint right statin for patient

Oct. 4, 2012—When O.T. Hayes, 67, of Lebanon, Tenn., first starting seeing his cardiologist, David Hansen, M.D., for treatment of his coronary artery disease, it was hard to predict which of the various medications available would help control Haynes’ high cholesterol.

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Guidelines prompt reminders to offer immunization to inpatients

Oct. 4, 2012—With the start of flu season, health care providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are receiving more automated reminders to offer immunization to hospitalized patients.

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Forgetting fear key to aiding trauma survivors: Lecturer

Oct. 4, 2012—If two people experience the same traumatic situation, like an armed bank robbery, for example, they will both likely have an acute fear response: increased heart rate, chills, hot flashes, nausea, abdominal stress, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, sweating and light headedness.

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Teams, walkers ready to show support for Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 4, 2012—The American Heart Association's 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Glaucoma research highlighted at VEI symposium

Oct. 4, 2012—Vision experts from around the country recently gathered at the 2012 Vanderbilt Eye Institute symposium “Regenerative Medicine in Glaucoma” to discuss the impact that regenerative medicine has on neurobiological diseases.

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Photo: Fan support

Oct. 4, 2012—Martina McBride Fan Club members, from left, Sheila Jones, Taira Baughman and Leigh-Ann Bauer give special caps and slippers to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient Mary Williams. The group was inspired to raise funds for cancer research and patient support after hearing McBride’s cancer-themed hit song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

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Summit set to explore concussion care, research

Oct. 4, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a summit for Vanderbilt clinicians and researchers involved in concussion care or research within the University or Medical Center.

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Photo: Talent for science

Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...

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Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.

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