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Awards honor dedicated efforts of research staff

Jan. 16, 2014—Krassimira Garbett, Ph.D., Patricia “Cookie” Minton, R.N., and Kent Shaddox are the recipients of the 2013 Research Staff Awards at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research

Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.

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Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Research effort seeks to improve home care for kidney failure patients

Jun. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt nephrologist, Thomas Golper, M.D., professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Hypertension, is leading an effort to form a research consortium with a goal of improving care for kidney failure patients who receive a form of home dialysis.

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Validating maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has provided important validation of maps of the brain at rest that may offer insights into changes in the brain that occur in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners

May. 16, 2013—While physicians and nurse practitioners agree on general principles, survey reveals differences on specific policies Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School...

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New online system helps researchers share information

Apr. 11, 2013—A new Web-based scientific information management system called “Labnodes” is helping Vanderbilt University investigators collaborate and get more bang for their research bucks.

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VUCast: The vital economic impact Vanderbilt is having on Tennessee, stereo smelling in animals, and the viral video that hit 2 million views

Feb. 21, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: VITAL STATS: Together Vanderbilt and Tennessee make a great pair. See the vital economic impact we’re having on each other. STEREO SMELLING: Why some animals smell in stereo CUTE GONE VIRAL: See the viral video by a Vanderbilt employee with more than two million views.

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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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Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

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