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Record number receive Nursing professional pins

Aug. 9, 2012—The largest group of students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's history received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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Study links rare genetic marker to brain cancer

Aug. 9, 2012—Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma.

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Team creates new view of body’s infection response

Aug. 9, 2012—A new 3-D view of the body’s response to infection — and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response — could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases.

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Young patient’s cancer battle inspires hometown

Aug. 9, 2012—Maryville, Tenn., tucked in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, has a population of just 27,000, but it seemed like every one of its residents rallied around 20-year-old Brently Mancini when he was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer.

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VHVI reaches milestone in heart valve procedures

Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed its 100th transcatheter aortic heart valve-replacement (TAVR) on 91-year-old Murline Westover from Lavinia, Tenn.

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VUSM’s class of 2016 gets a jump on medical studies

Aug. 2, 2012—July 23 was the first day of class for the VUSM class of 2016, a little more than a week earlier than the start of last year’s classes.

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Proteins may point way to new prostate cancer drug targets

Aug. 2, 2012—Two proteins that act in opposing directions – one that promotes cancer and one that suppresses cancer — regulate the same set of genes in prostate cancer, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have found.

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VU study reveals connective tissue’s reinforcing ‘rivet’

Aug. 2, 2012—An ancient enzyme that can be traced back 500 million years forms the chemical “rivet” that reinforces connective tissue throughout the body, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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National type I diabetes prevention trial now an option for younger children

Jul. 31, 2012—A type I diabetes prevention study that is part of the TrialNet program at Vanderbilt is now enrolling children as young as 8 years old.

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School of Medicine debuts new model for medical learning

Jul. 26, 2012—This summer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students began implementing a new, innovative, four-year education model called Curriculum 2.0.

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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims

Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.

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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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