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Reporter Oct. 24 2014

Evans’ health care IT efforts recognized

Oct. 23, 2014—Nancy Evans, chief information officer, VUMC Hospitals and Clinics, is among an inaugural group of five women selected for Health Data Management magazine’s new Women in Healthcare IT “recognition program.” The magazine’s editors selected five honorees based on a review of nominations solicited from readers. Stories about Evans and all the others will appear in...

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Cellular engineering expert Daley set for Discovery Lecture series

Oct. 23, 2014—  George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in cellular “engineering” at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30. Daley’s talk, entitled “CellNet: Enhancing Cellular Engineering through Network Biology,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Light Hall room 208. It is sponsored by the...

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Oct. 23, 2014—Michael Longaker, M.D., director of the Stanford Program in Regenerative Medicine and the Children’s Surgical Research Program, described methods for minimizing scarring through tissue repair and engineering at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. (Photo by Anne Rayner)

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Children’s Hospital ‘growing to new heights’

Oct. 23, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched the “Growing to New Heights” fundraising campaign in support of a four-floor building expansion.

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VICC investigators earn breast cancer grants

Oct. 23, 2014—The grants, which total $830,000, are part of the non-profit organization’s commitment to young scientists, as well as established investigators who are searching for more effective breast cancer therapies.

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New view of transporter dynamics

Oct. 23, 2014—New insights to the workings of a protein that moves neurotransmitters across the nerve cell membrane could aid the design of more effective antidepressants.

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‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder

Oct. 23, 2014—The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter, could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders.

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Vanderbilt’s Brown, Crowe elected to IOM

Oct. 21, 2014—  Vanderbilt University’s Nancy J. Brown, M.D., chair and physician-in-chief of the Department of Medicine, and James E. Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, are among 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week. With more than 1,900 active members and foreign associates, the IOM...

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