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Ask an Expert: What are warning signs of Covid 19 stress in young adults?

Aug. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty are sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to COVID-19. Subscribe to Vanderbilt’s “Ask an Expert” series on YouTube to get the latest updates. Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development talks about the warning signs of Covid 19 related stress in young adults. If you or someone you...

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VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Jenna Dombroski–Progress toward a breast cancer vaccine

Aug. 7, 2020—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.

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Vanderbilt works to implement new Title IX regulations

Aug. 7, 2020—Universities across the country, including Vanderbilt, are not only preparing for an unprecedented academic year because of COVID-19, they are also working to implement the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations, which are scheduled to take effect Aug. 14.

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Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13

Aug. 7, 2020—Save the date for the second annual Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day on Friday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This interdisciplinary virtual event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Prashanthi Vemuri, associate professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic.

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Become a Next Steps Ambassadore

Aug. 7, 2020—Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a four-year certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Next Steps Ambassadores pairs Vanderbilt undergrads and graduate students with Next Steps students to empower them through positive peer-to-peer relationships.

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Blair Children’s Chorus online auditions set for Aug. 8, 10

Aug. 7, 2020—Online auditions for the Blair Children’s Chorus program will be held via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.

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Workshop: ‘Real Conversations–Coaching Up Employee Performance’ Aug. 11

Aug. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Cleo Rucker will present an online workshop designed to assist leaders in having real performance conversations with high- and low-performing employees on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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Faculty Senate to co-host town hall on new electronic research administration system

Aug. 7, 2020—The Vanderbilt Faculty Senate and Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan will co-host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 11, to discuss the progress of the new Vanderbilt Electronic Research Administration (VERA) system and its implications for university research.

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Alumni brothers pioneer groundbreaking method of cybersecurity

Aug. 7, 2020—Worst-case scenarios of cyber warfare are motivating Brad and Tim Potteiger, twin brothers and Vanderbilt alumni who are pioneering a new method of cybersecurity known as "moving target defense."

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ID of ‘stomach flu’ culprit

Aug. 6, 2020—Identifying the norovirus genotypes associated with more severe infections in children could guide strain selection for candidate norovirus vaccines.

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Vanderbilt experts available to comment on back-to-school trends

Aug. 6, 2020—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.

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The importance of estrogen cycles

Aug. 6, 2020—Deborah Lannigan and colleagues identify a key regulator of the estrogen receptor and suggest that its downregulation by oral contraceptives may increase oxidative stress and DNA damage, a common cause of cancer.

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Appendix cancer survival in young patients varies by race: study

Aug. 6, 2020—Appendiceal cancer — cancer of the appendix — is a rare malignancy that is usually found during surgery for acute appendicitis. Although the rate of appendectomies has been stable over the last two decades, the incidence of malignant appendiceal cancer increased 232% in the United States.

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Study gauges specific site stomach cancer risks among ethnic groups

Aug. 6, 2020—Non-white Americans, especially Asian Americans, are at disproportionately higher risk for gastric cancer compared to non-Hispanic white Americans. A new study breaks down this risk according to specific ethnicities and locations within the stomach.

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Team to create customizable cochlear implant programming

Aug. 6, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop advanced, patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming.

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