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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Feb. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

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Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015—A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting.

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Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling

Nov. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.

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Working group-designed model for pre-award grant contract support and director search launched

Oct. 19, 2015—A university working group has established the model for a new office that will provide pre-award support for university faculty grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies following the VU-VUMC reorganization. A search for the new office's director also has been launched.

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Team to explore using nanoparticles to fight cancer

Sep. 24, 2015—Three Vanderbilt researchers have received a federal grant to study the use of nanoparticles to deliver potential therapies for breast cancer that has spread to the bone.

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Cancer therapies’ impact on heart, kidneys explored

Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt is embarking on a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how promising cancer treatments, specifically certain kinase inhibitors, affect the heart and kidneys.

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Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering.

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Grants spur effort to add genetic data to EMR

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received two major federal grants — totaling $7.6 million over four years — to support groundbreaking research aimed at making genetic information a routine part of patients’ electronic medical records.

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Vanderbilt researchers promise #WeWillNotGiveUp until diseases are cured!

Aug. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising #WeWillNotGiveUp; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now!

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