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Reporter Jan 18 2013

New view of DNA processing ‘hub’

Jan. 23, 2013—Structural studies reveal a new framework for understanding a central player in DNA processing.

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HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.

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Seeing light receptor’s interactions

Jan. 18, 2013—Understanding how the main receptor for light interacts with other signaling molecules may inform new pharmaceutical development.

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Affiliation links VU, West Tennessee Healthcare

Jan. 17, 2013—Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced an affiliation agreement that will expand the scope of health care services in West Tennessee Healthcare’s service area.

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This was not a drill

Jan. 17, 2013—The movie theater at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was one of three areas turned into a temporary patient unit to care for dozens of children exposed to carbon monoxide at a Nashville school earlier this week.

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Gunshot study inspires violence prevention program

Jan. 17, 2013—This past fall, 150 sixth graders at Cameron College Prep middle school completed a violence prevention program that was the end result of an idea formed years before in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center operating room.

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Awards honor research staff’s critical role in discovery

Jan. 17, 2013—Karen Adkins, R.N., Elizabeth Card, R.N., and Frances Smith-House are the recipients of the 2012 Research Staff Awards at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Providers key to reform: Bredesen

Jan. 17, 2013—More than 200 students, faculty and community members gathered Monday to hear former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen discuss his thoughts on meaningful health care reform, as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series.

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Laffer named director of Hypertension Service

Jan. 17, 2013—Cheryl Laffer, M.D., PhD., professor of Medicine, is the new director of the Hypertension Service within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Nobel laureate Fire set to deliver upcoming Discovery Lecture

Jan. 17, 2013—Nobel laureate Andrew Fire, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Lee named to lead Kennedy Center UCEDD training efforts

Jan. 17, 2013—Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D., has been named director of training for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). She succeeds Terri Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, R.N., professor of Clinical Pediatrics, who retired in December.

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Children’s Hospital teacher lands educator award

Jan. 17, 2013—Tina Woods, in-house school teacher at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named American Paper & Twine Co./Georgia Pacific Teacher of the Year for 2012.

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