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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Sep. 6, 2012—The goal of this column is to dialogue with you in a meaningful way, about both the present and what we see in our future.

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Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk

Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.

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Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics

Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.

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Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

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Arbogast remembered as outstanding teacher, mentor

Sep. 6, 2012—Patrick Arbogast, Ph.D., a former Vanderbilt faculty member in the Departments of Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine, died in August.

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LifeFlight adds cars to community bases to assist local EMS agencies

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is adding a new response vehicle to its fleet, one that will assist local emergency service agencies on days that the helicopter can’t fly due to unfavorable weather conditions.

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Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.

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Metro Parks, VU team on obesity prevention project

Sep. 6, 2012—A collaboration between Vanderbilt Pediatric researchers and the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department to prevent obesity is kicking into high gear with the recruitment of 600 area familes.

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BioVU reaches new benchmark in DNA samples

Sep. 6, 2012—This month BioVU logged in its 150,000th unique genetic sample. It is now the world’s largest collection of human DNA linked to searchable, electronic health information.

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Patient’s odyssey takes her from Japan to Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2012—Cylinda Marquart gripped the small Post-it note inscribed with Japanese characters as her 6-week-old daughter, Albi-Helene Martin, was raced to a hospital by ambulance.

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New doctoral students welcomed

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center welcomed 109 new doctoral students into the scientific community last week in the third annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony.

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Neuronal subtypes in genetic disorder

Sep. 6, 2012—Inhibitory neurons that connect and regulate signaling in the brain (interneurons) may contribute to epilepsy and autism in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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