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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Simple Beginnings ceremony celebrates new doctoral students

Sep. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt University welcomed 92 new doctoral students Sept. 2 during the seventh annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well wishers.

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Promise of discovery drives Biomedical Sciences graduates

May. 19, 2016—In a twist on the usual research narrative, Justin Siemann, Ph.D., who celebrated his doctoral degree in Neuroscience at last week’s Graduate School Commencement, conducted research on patients first, and then moved to the laboratory bench.

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Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Commencement 2016

May. 12, 2016—Elizabeth Ennis, Graduate School, Gregory LaChaud, School of Medicine, and Amy Bonau, School of Nursing, are among those taking part in Commencement exercises on Friday, May 13.

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Search launched for director of Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Emeson to serve as interim

May. 9, 2016—A national search will be launched this fall for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Current VBI Associate Director Ron Emeson will begin a term as interim director effective July 1.

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Supportive environment spurs Biomedical Sciences graduates

May. 14, 2015—“It takes a village to raise a scientist.” That’s how Shenika Poindexter describes Vanderbilt University’s approach to graduate training in the biomedical sciences.

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Vanderbilt awards Founder’s Medals to top scholars at Commencement

May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt awarded Founder’s Medals to its top scholars at Commencement, May 8.

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Career planning workshop for science trainees set

Feb. 12, 2015—A half-day workshop for Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows on “building professional relationships” will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Student Life Center.

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Science educations bloom from ‘Simple Beginnings’

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University welcomed 99 new doctoral students last Friday, Aug. 29, during the fifth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers.

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Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by promise of discovery

May. 15, 2014—Most people probably don’t think much about the chemical compound that flavors curries and gives the Indian spice turmeric its yellow color. For Odaine Gordon, Ph.D., who celebrated his doctoral degree at last week’s Graduate School commencement, this compound — called curcumin — has special significance.

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Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Apr. 28, 2014—After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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