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Reporter Aug 1 2014

School of Nursing kicks off strategic planning process

Jul. 31, 2014—Nearly 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members took part in a special planning retreat last weekend, kicking off a six-month process to develop the school’s strategic vision.

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Courage Unmasked supports head and neck cancer patients

Jul. 31, 2014—Charlie Haller had never smoked or used chewing tobacco and wasn’t a heavy drinker, so the 41-year-old Lyles, Tennessee, man wasn’t thinking about cancer when a mass developed on the side of his neck.

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New target for breast cancer therapy

Jul. 31, 2014—The protein MTBP is overexpressed in an aggressive type of breast cancer, and it regulates another protein implicated in many cancer types, suggesting that it may be a good target for new therapeutics.

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VUMC’s patient engagement efforts lauded

Jul. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Best Hospitals for Patient Engagement” by Becker’s Hospital Review, the latest accolade for Vanderbilt’s continued emphasis on patient- and family-centered care.

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White coats a fine fit for incoming medical students

Jul. 30, 2014—The White Coat Ceremony held at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine that recognizes first-year medical students’ transition from college to professional school serves as a rite of passage and carries a powerful symbolism.

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