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Reporter Oct 12 2012

Pneumonia vaccine for children to be tested in older adults

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt is taking part in a national study to test in older adults the use of a vaccine designed to protect children against a common cause of pneumonia.

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VU recruit’s work lights up genetic ‘dark matter’

Oct. 11, 2012—They’ve been called “junk DNA” and genetic “dark matter” — the long segments of the human genome (98 percent of it) that do not encode protein.

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Flulapalooza event set for Oct. 17, 18

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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We Care for Kids Day 2012

Oct. 11, 2012—Nearly 2,000 people attended the eighth annual We Care for Kids Day on Sunday, which was hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its community partners.

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Harvard’s Poussaint to deliver Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 8, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 11th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 208 Light Hall.

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