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Reporter July 12 2013

Probing roles of a cell death protein

Jul. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new roles for a protein involved in cell death processes that are activated to prevent tumor-causing DNA mutations.

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Defining patient retention

Jul. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers propose guidelines for defining patient retention in clinical studies – an important parameter that affects study conclusions and program evaluations.

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Methods for imaging myelin loss

Jul. 12, 2013—Certain MRI metrics can be used to assess myelin loss in multiple sclerosis, which is important for planning and monitoring therapy.

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New office integrates VUSM continuing education efforts

Jul. 11, 2013—As the nation seeks to more fully integrate quality improvement with all aspects of health care delivery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) is restructuring its Continuing Medical Education (CME) office to achieve similar goals.

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Brown to lead new Interventional Oncology division

Jul. 11, 2013—Daniel Brown, M.D., has been named chief of Interventional Oncology, a new division within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Bennett to lead Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jul. 11, 2013—Kelly Bennett, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Fetal Center, has been named director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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Schorn named to key post at VUSN

Jul. 11, 2013—Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, has been named senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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New service helps patients keep glucose levels on track

Jul. 11, 2013—Following her successful heart valve surgery at Vanderbilt, Gwendolyn English and her family faced a long journey home to Florida. Her family was concerned about the trip, because English has diabetes and her blood sugar levels had been fluctuating erratically.

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Lovly lands Damon Runyon cancer research award

Jul. 11, 2013—Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, has received the 2013 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, which supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research.

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New tool helps research publications stay NIH-compliant

Jul. 11, 2013—The National Institutes of Health requires scientists to provide public access to any peer-reviewed publications resulting from NIH-supported research through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s premier search system.

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Pinson lands alumni award from OHSU

Jul. 11, 2013—C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs, CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs, was recently recognized as the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Department of Surgery Alumnus of the Year.

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Project seeks to create ‘bioartificial’ kidney

Jul. 11, 2013—Nephrologist William Fissell IV, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, is intent on creating and mass-producing an implantable bioartificial kidney that can transform quality of life and prospects for survival for people with chronic kidney disease who would otherwise be forced onto dialysis.

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