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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor to ride with Lance Armstrong in Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope

Jul. 27, 2005—Joan King, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.C., a cancer survivor and director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing‘s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been chosen to ride across the country alongside seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong in a campaign called the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope.

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Vanderbilt sees increased number of heat-related illnesses

Jul. 26, 2005—Vanderbilt‘s emergency physicians are seeing an increase in the number of heat-related emergencies and are urging the public to take precautions in the extreme heat.

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Vanderbilt‘s Catron named Tennessee‘s Children‘s Care Director by Governor

Jul. 11, 2005— Thomas F. Catron, associate professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt Medical Center, has been named by Governor Phil Bredesen as the director of the Governor‘s Office of Children‘s Care Coordination.

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Bug Season calls for Precautions

Jun. 20, 2005— The great outdoors will keep children busy and active this season, but experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt say parents would be wise to use a little precaution before play time to avoid insect-borne illnesses, typically caused by insect bites or stings.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Announces New Research Institute To Focus On Earliest Possible Detection Of Cancers

Jun. 15, 2005— The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will launch a new research institute, jump-started with a $10 million gift from West Tennessee businessman Jim Ayers, to develop techniques to detect cancers at their earliest, most curable stages, Vanderbilt officials announced today.

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Antibody may protect children from dangerous syndrome

May. 2, 2005— Vanderbilt University Medical Center will embark on a phase one clinical trial of a new product that could be used in children to protect them from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Vanderbilt will be the only site in the country testing this new product.

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Coopwood named new CEO of Metro Hospital Authority

Apr. 27, 2005— Reginald W. Coopwood, M.D. has been named the next CEO of the Metro Hospital Authority which inclues Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, Bordeaux Long Term Care and Knowles Assisted Living Facility and Adult Day Care.

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Shutting down the HIV assembly line

Mar. 10, 2005— After infecting a susceptible cell, the human immunodeficiency virus hijacks that cell‘s normal machinery to produce carbon copies of itself. New HIV particles roll off the cellular assembly lines, burst like bubbles out of the cell, and float off to invade other cellular factories.

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Macular Degeneration Gene Discovery Could Halt Vision Loss in Older Americans

Mar. 10, 2005— Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center have identified the first major gene that increases a person‘s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Obesity Surgery Study to Remove “Hidden Fat” May Alleviate Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 10, 2005— Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking beyond waistlines and into the role visceral fat plays in type 2 diabetes.

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New Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science to house one of the world‘s most powerful research magnets in $26.7 million facility

Feb. 28, 2005— Construction will begin next month on a four-floor, state-of-the-art facility in the old emergency room parking lot between the A and B wings of Medical Center North that will house the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS).

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Vanderbilt Brain Institute Hosts Brain Awareness Month 2005

Feb. 23, 2005— Brain Awareness Month is a series of events during March aimed at teaching the public about the importance of brain research to understanding, treating, and ultimately curing brain-related diseases.

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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.

Momentum

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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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