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Research by VUMC nurses takes center stage at annual event

Dec. 4, 2014—Nursing research was on full display in Light Hall recently during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Tindle to direct Tobacco Research and Treatment

Nov. 20, 2014—November is well-known as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the month that highlights awareness of less publicized forms of cancer including pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.

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Grant bolsters inguinal hernia repair research

Nov. 13, 2014—Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S., has been awarded a $3 million federal grant for a multi-center, multi-disciplinary study to examine the safety outcomes of early versus later inguinal hernia repair for premature infants.

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Standardized social, behavioral data key to EHR success

Nov. 13, 2014—In recent years the federal government has used financial incentives and penalties to promote use of electronic health records (EHR), but in these regulations the issue of EHR data interoperability — that is, data standardization — has been left largely unresolved, dimming prospects for data exchange, population health surveillance and systematic improvement across health networks.

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Chancellor launches Trans-institutional Programs initiative; pre-proposals due Dec. 2

Nov. 3, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos formally launched the new $50 million Trans-institutional Programs initiative outlined in the Academic Strategic Plan in an email to the Vanderbilt community earlier today.

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Neuert receives New Innovator Award from NIH

Oct. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt University biophysicist Gregor Neuert, Ph.D., M.Eng., is among 50 recipients of the 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Each award provides up to $1.5 million in direct research support over five years.

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Cancer progress report calls for added research support

Sep. 25, 2014—There are now approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, thanks in large part to advances in cancer research and the development of new anti-cancer therapies.

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Research ethics expert Lo set for Discovery Lecture

Sep. 18, 2014—Bernard Lo, M.D., president of the Greenwall Foundation and director emeritus of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Engelhardt lands stem cell transplant research grant

Sep. 11, 2014—Up to 60 percent of patients who receive a stem cell transplant using cells from another donor will develop post-transplant diabetes mellitus, which can increase the rate of complications and death after the procedure.

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Foundation grants bolster autism, dystonia research

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received multi-year grants from two private foundations to investigate key signaling proteins that could lead to novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dystonia, a movement disorder.

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VU receives grant renewal from Autism Speaks

Aug. 28, 2014—Autism Speaks is renewing Vanderbilt University as an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) site with a three-year, $420,000 grant.

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