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Reporter Feb 5 2016

It takes a village

Feb. 4, 2016—The 55th annual Christmas Village, organized by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, raised a record amount to benefit the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and other Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.

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Grant spurs research into trauma-induced vision loss

Feb. 4, 2016—Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are working to uncover how best to treat ocular trauma, the fourth leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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VUMC’s social media policy helps protect faculty, staff online

Feb. 4, 2016—Six years ago, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) established itself as a pioneer in health care social media when it became one of the first hospitals or health systems with a social media policy to guide its faculty and staff.

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Webber named Steeplechase honorary co-chair

Feb. 4, 2016—The Iroquois Steeplechase, considered Nashville’s rite of spring, is saddling up for the 75th annual running of the horses.

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CDC issues travel advisory related to Zika virus regions

Feb. 4, 2016—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for visitors to parts of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Samoa and Cape Verde where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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Faculty encouraged to participate in job satisfaction survey

Feb. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University will join peer institutions in the administration of a national survey on faculty job satisfaction in order to assess and, where necessary, make improvements to the faculty experience.

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VUMC study may offer answers for treating depression in alcoholics

Feb. 1, 2016—A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression.

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

Jan. 29, 2016—In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.

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