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Historian will discuss smallpox epidemics Oct. 21

Oct. 17, 2011—Michael Willrich, associate professor of history at Brandeis University, will discuss his book Pox: An American History at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Willrich’s book tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck America and its overseas territories around the turn of the 20th century, spurring the...

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Medicare physician payment crisis subject of Oct. 28 lecture

Oct. 14, 2011—John E. Mayer Jr., professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and senior associate in cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston, will address “The Medicare Physician Payment Crisis: A Surgical Solution” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Light Hall, Room 208. Mayer’s talk is the 33rd Annual Rollin A. Daniel Jr.,...

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Supplements don’t help lung injury patients

Oct. 13, 2011—Supplements did not improve outcomes of patients with acute lung injury.

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Chronic diseases in Africa topic of VUSM dean’s lecture Sept. 27

Sep. 24, 2011—Michelle Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the H
arvard School of Public Health, will talk about “The Next Health Frontier: Chronic Diseases in Africa” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Light Hall, Room 208. Holmes will give the David Satcher Lecture as part of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean’s...

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Balser outlines goals at VUSM Spring Faculty Meeting

May. 26, 2011—At the School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting May 25, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and the dean of the School of Medicine, told a packed Light Hall audience that Vanderbilt has made significant progress toward its priority goals of endowed support for chairs and student scholarship, but there is still work to be done.

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Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

May. 13, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Idea for community garden grows into reality

Apr. 22, 2011—Idea for community garden grows into reality Last year, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness (VIVA) had the idea to create a Vanderbilt Community Garden to grow crops for Vanderbilt students in organic and sustainable ways.  This month, the garden became a reality with the first planting. The garden is located in the Vanderbilt Medical...

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Vanderbilt Heart to participate in CoreValve clinical trial

Apr. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt Heart will soon begin testing the safety of a novel, non-surgical approach to treating aortic stenosis, a common heart problem caused by an abnormal narrowing of the heart's aortic valve.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.

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Soy foods not a risk for breast cancer survivors

Apr. 12, 2011—After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla....

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School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting to be held May 25

Apr. 11, 2011—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting, including the announcement and presentation of VUSM faculty awards, will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Room 208 Light Hall.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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