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Reporter Aug 15 2014

Enzyme holds the door for influenza

Aug. 20, 2014—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.

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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Aug. 19, 2014—Understanding the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury could guide new treatment development.

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Weight regain after gastric bypass

Aug. 15, 2014—Early weight regain after gastric bypass surgery does not reverse metabolic improvements, and the "hunger hormone" ghrelin might indicate who is susceptible to weight regain.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 14, 2014—The rapid change in the economics of health care delivery has challenged us all — financially, operationally and culturally. But through it all, our organization of 20,000 people is not just reacting. We are also learning.

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DeBaun’s sickle cell disease research honored

Aug. 14, 2014—Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., MPH, has been recognized by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) for his significant contributions and research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.

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Team takes 4-D look at brain receptor’s role

Aug. 14, 2014—Reporting last week in the journal Cell, researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, Harvard Medical School and Vanderbilt University describe the first “four-dimensional” picture of a brain receptor that plays a key role in learning and memory.

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Happy anniversary OHC

Aug. 14, 2014—The Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) observed its 40th anniversary last week with a reception and party.

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Award highlights Wayman’s resident education efforts

Aug. 14, 2014—Laura Wayman, M.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

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Penson to chair NIH health services research study section

Aug. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt’s David Penson, M.D., MPH, director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research, has been named to serve as chair of the Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve a two-year term.

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VUSN workshop to feature noted author, sports agent

Aug. 14, 2014—Ron Shapiro, negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, author and civic leader, will lead a free workshop, “How to Negotiate so Everyone Wins, Especially You!” at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing on Monday, Sept. 22, from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

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Sign up for annual lead shielding inspections

Aug. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences will provide annual lead shielding inspections of lead-lined aprons, vests, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves and vinyl-type mobile shields every Thursday from Oct. 2 to Dec. 11, from 3:30 to 9 p.m.

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Photo: Strategic innovations

Aug. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Ken Holroyd, M.D., MBA, assistant vice chancellor for Research, recently served on a panel discussing the Global Action Platform/Cumberland Center’s 2014 Global Action Report at the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C.

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