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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Polarity protein suppresses tumor growth, invasion

Nov. 29, 2012—The machinery that builds the characteristic shape of epithelial cells suppresses breast cancer formation and metastasis in a mouse model.

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Late ED nurse’s book celebrates cultural diversity

Nov. 29, 2012—It was, everyone agreed, a horrific end to a beautiful life.

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Family’s experience spurs creation of fellowship

Nov. 29, 2012—Carol Ann Gavin became critically ill on Super Bowl Sunday in 2010 while vacationing in Florida. But after two surgeries for a bowel obstruction at a Florida hospital, her husband, Charles Gavin III, asked that she be flown home to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he knew she would get unequaled health care at one of finest medical centers in the country.

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Grant to bolster care of ventilated ICU patients

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have received a $2.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to continue studying ways to improve sedation management for intensive care unit patients who are on mechanical ventilators.

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Study tracks antioxidants’ role in prostate tumor growth

Nov. 15, 2012—Antioxidants promote cell growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer, Vanderbilt researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention.

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VUMC nurses debut new set of bylaws

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing conducted its 2012 Bylaws Convention earlier this week. The Nursing Bylaws are reviewed and amended every two years to ensure they are an up-to-date governing guide for VUMC’s nearly 6,000-member nursing workforce.

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Conway-Welch to step down as School of Nursing dean

Nov. 12, 2012—After serving more than 28 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and as the second longest sitting dean of any U.S. nursing school, Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and a national leader in nursing education, will retire from this role at the end...

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Kidney Transplantation Program celebrates 50 years

Nov. 8, 2012—There are many reasons why David Shaffer, M.D., surgical director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, loves his job.

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Adult hospital, clinics positioned for success: Posch

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt’s adult clinics have achieved a strong position in the region and are poised for continued growth.

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Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

Nov. 8, 2012—In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray.

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Commonly prescribed oral diabetes drug offers cardiac benefits

Nov. 8, 2012—Patients prescribed the diabetes drug metformin have a lower risk for heart attack, stroke and death than patients taking sulfonylurea drugs.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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