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Reporter Feb 8 2013

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Feb. 7, 2013—On a recent Monday afternoon, the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt moved — within minutes — from the typical hustle and bustle of seeing and admitting patients to an entire children’s hospital on a state of full community alert.

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Humble yeast helps predict how genes are regulated

Feb. 7, 2013—Budding yeast occupies a place of honor in the pantheon of human history. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been used for baking and alcoholic fermentation for thousands of years.

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For people with ASD, adulthood no easy transition

Feb. 7, 2013—One of the critical, unmet needs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is support for the transition into adulthood.

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Registration open for Shade Tree Trot in April

Feb. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students hope hundreds of participants will come out to support their student-run free health clinic at this year’s Shade Tree Trot on Saturday, April 20.

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Memorial Gym to go pink for breast cancer awareness

Feb. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball team will be decked out in pink uniforms when they take the home court this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., in a matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Photo: Shave-a-thon

Feb. 7, 2013—Ben Nelson grins and bears it as Angie Blackmore gives him a buzz cut during the Shave-a-thon to benefit the Arthritis Foundation at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Seminar to help patients cope with impact of cancer treatments

Feb. 7, 2013—Cancer patients undergoing some forms of chemotherapy often lose some or all of their hair, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Children’s Hospital hosting pediatric nursing job fair

Feb. 7, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a pediatric nursing job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the second floor performance stage of the hospital.

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Photo: Show of support

Feb. 7, 2013—Tom and Vickie Flood recently visited with students at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt. The Floods’ philanthropy supports endowment for faculty, graduate students and research in childhood hearing loss at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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Shade Tree’s social work team helps meet needs

Feb. 7, 2013—In an emotional moment at the Shade Tree Clinic, patient Faris Al-Jashami grasped medical student Stephen Dorner’s hand and vigorously shook it. He thanked Dorner repeatedly for helping him, but it wasn’t help for a medical problem.

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Study tracks genes involved in heart rhythm disorders

Feb. 7, 2013—A team led by Vanderbilt University investigators has discovered two new genes — both coding for the signaling protein calmodulin — associated with severe early-onset disorders of heart rhythm.

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PICU reaches new milestone in fight against infections

Feb. 7, 2013—On Jan. 10, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reached impressive new territory — 365 days without a single case of central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) or ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).

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