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Watch: VUCast: Life lessons for medical students, and they can juggle what?

Apr. 16, 2010— The "real world" for medical students; a presidential appointment; discovering a new element; and they juggled what? It’s VUCast time for April 16.

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Statement from Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey R. Balser on health care reform legislation

Mar. 19, 2010—Vanderbilt University supports the comprehensive health care reform legislation pending before Congress. As one of the largest private employers in Tennessee and the home of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, Vanderbilt cares deeply about the health and well being of its patients, employees, students and fellow citizens.

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Psychopaths’ brains wired to seek rewards, no matter the consequences

Mar. 16, 2010—The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research from Vanderbilt University finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain's reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these individuals.

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Two Vanderbilt scientists win Sloan research fellowships

Feb. 25, 2010—Physicist Andreas Berlind and human geneticist Marylyn Ritchie at Vanderbilt University have each won two-year, $50,000 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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Study of Midwestern medical center shows low safety reporting by medical residents

Feb. 2, 2010—According to a just-released, large-sample study, the extent to which medical residents are involved in reporting safety incidents is limited, indicating a need for more institutional focus about how, when, why and where incidents should be reported.

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Study finds Tennessee service industry workers and the young get less health care coverage at work

Dec. 16, 2009—They’re on the frontline of the workday world – filling our coffee cups, trimming our hair, holding Sunday open houses – but workers in some service jobs in Tennessee are at a higher risk of not having access to health care coverage through their employers, according to a study conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt University’s...

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Video: Health Care Business Alliance keynote speech

Oct. 8, 2009—Health care business leaders and experts tackle hot button issues in health care as Vanderbilt hosts the Health Care Business Alliance. Watch the Oct. 2 keynote speech by Randall Spratt, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corporation.

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Vanderbilt founding member of new online research news channel

Sep. 23, 2009—Concerned with the dramatic decline in the traditional media's coverage of newsworthy scientific and academic activities, Vanderbilt has joined with 34 other top research universities to create, an online news channel designed to showcase the achievements of their scientists and engineers, medical researchers and scholars.

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HIV/AIDS epidemic focus of conference in Edgehill community

Apr. 21, 2009—Current issues surrounding the national HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the Nashville community will be explored at an April 25 conference at the Edgehill United Methodist Church.

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Treat health insurance like auto insurance and hold people accountable

Mar. 18, 2009—The keys to fixing the U.S. health care system are to hold people accountable for their actions; treat health insurance like auto insurance and tax individual's health care benefits said Larry Van Horn, a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics.

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Video: Forum on pediatric obesity

Oct. 15, 2008—Watch video of an Oct. 15 forum on pediatric obesity, "Developing Unique Partnerships to Halt the Epidemic."

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Senator Bill Frist to teach MBA & medical students at Vanderbilt

Oct. 14, 2008—Former United States Senate Majority Leader and transplant surgeon Bill Frist, M.D., is returning to Vanderbilt to lead a first-of-its-kind academic experience at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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