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Reporter Oct 9 2015

Fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients slated for Oct. 16

Oct. 8, 2015—The second annual Courage Unmasked event to raise awareness about head and neck cancer will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 6 – 9 p.m., at the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt.

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Flulapalooza 2015

Oct. 8, 2015—Susan Hodgin, MSN, R.N., left, administers a flu shot at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza. According to officials, 14,498 staff, faculty and students were vaccinated at this year’s event, a Vanderbilt record.

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Major grant boosts AIDS education, training efforts

Oct. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a major federal grant — $16 million over four years — to coordinate AIDS education and training efforts in Tennessee and seven other southeastern states.

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Creech to direct Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program

Oct. 8, 2015—Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program (VVRP) in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

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Komen, VICC partnership bolsters breast cancer research

Oct. 8, 2015—For more than twenty years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) primary source of outside funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. But in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and community services, has been a significant sponsor of research and patient care support.

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Vanderbilt Stroke Center lauded by Joint Commission

Oct. 8, 2015—The Joint Commission has recertified the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for providing complex cerebrovascular care.

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Depression poses heart risk for HIV patients: study

Oct. 8, 2015—The first study to suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) is an independent risk factor for heart failure in HIV-positive adults has been published in Circulation.

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Study shows compression device helps ease lymphedema

Oct. 8, 2015—Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in cellulitis episodes by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology co-authored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D.

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 8, 2015—Overcast skies, misty rain and cool temperatures did not dampen the spirits of the 9,000 walkers who descended on Vanderbilt’s campus for the American Heart Association’s 2015 Greater Nashville Heart Walk, which was held Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers

Oct. 8, 2015—Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others.

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Spalluto lands grant from AMA Women Physicians Section

Oct. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Lucy Spalluto, M.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently named to receive a 2015 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grant from the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section.

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Rally for Kids with Cancer

Oct. 8, 2015—Actor and retired professional basketball player Rick Fox (sitting to the left of mascot Champ) poses for a photo with his scavenger hunt team, Cancer Crushers, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Oct. 3. The Cancer Crushers participated in and won the second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care at Children’s Hospital and the Rally Foundation.

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