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Reporter Feb 27 2015

Studies show human antibodies can fight lethal Marburg virus

Feb. 26, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Scripps Research Institute for the first time have shown how human antibodies can neutralize the Marburg virus, a close cousin to Ebola.

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Engagement, trust critical to VUMC’s future success: Balser

Feb. 26, 2015—Engage. This was the challenge and the promise extended to those in attendance during Tuesday’s winter Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Awards recognize dedication to service excellence

Feb. 26, 2015—Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced Tuesday at the Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. These Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff and faculty awards are bestowed on a quarterly basis.

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Respiratory viruses are main childhood pneumonia culprit: Study

Feb. 26, 2015—Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

Feb. 26, 2015—Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators.

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Former postdoc managing NIH career training initiative

Feb. 26, 2015—Five months ago D’Anne Duncan, Ph.D., was a third-year postdoctoral fellow in ophthalmology and visual neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. Today she’s program manager of a national consortium that is helping scientists-in-training prepare for today’s broad sweep of career options.

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National Academies of Practice honors VUSN’s Kim, Parish

Feb. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty members Jennifer Kim, DNP, and Abby Parish, DNP, were recently elected as Distinguished Practitioners and Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

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VUMC’s Arteaga named a fellow of the AACR Academy

Feb. 26, 2015—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a fellow of the AACR Academy.

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Photo: Autism team effort

Feb. 26, 2015—The Clinical Neuroscience Scholars program, supported by the Marino Foundation and the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, pairs students with both a basic science mentor to support their dissertation research and a clinical mentor to shadow.

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VUMC’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic recognized

Feb. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic has been named a 2015 Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA).

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Security changes on tap for Google’s Chrome browser

Feb. 26, 2015—Google, the developer of the Chrome Internet browser, is in the midst of beefing up precautions to protect users from falling prey to fraudulent websites masquerading as legitimate websites.

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Center for Structural Biology symposium to feature stellar lineup

Feb. 26, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Department of Biochemistry will host a two-day symposium March 6-7 to honor the 60th birthday of Walter Chazin, Ph.D., director of the Center for Structural Biology.

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