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Next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture is May 3, featuring Ishmail Abdus-Saboor

Apr. 19, 2018—Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the School of Medicine's next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture with the topic is "Genetic Interrogation of Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Pain."

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How the skin protects

Apr. 19, 2018—Treatments for common skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis may be improved by understanding the enzymes responsible for forming the skin’s water-tight barrier.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do?

Apr. 19, 2018—It's been 20 years since an F-3 tornado hit Nashville's urban core in April 1998, making this month a good time for students, faculty and staff to revisit Vanderbilt’s weather safety procedures.

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MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study

Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Speakers discuss use of evidence in state health policymaking

Apr. 19, 2018—“State Health Policy: Does Evidence Really Make a Difference” was the title of the spring Research into Policy and Practice Lecture, April 11 in Light Hall. The semi-annual lecture is sponsored by the Department of Health Policy.

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Former FDA official explores big data’s impact on healthcare

Apr. 19, 2018—“Big data” can help reverse the alarming decline in life expectancy in the United States — if universities and academic medical centers take the lead, former U.S. Food and Drug Administrator Robert Califf, MD, told a Vanderbilt audience last week.

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Symposium to honor Robertson’s research contributions

Apr. 19, 2018—David Robertson, MD, internationally known for his groundbreaking work in defining and treating often-debilitating neurological disorders of blood pressure regulation, will be honored with a two-day symposium May 3-4 at Langford Auditorium.

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School of Medicine students to take part in ethics fellowship

Apr. 19, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) students were recently chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland that uses the conduct of physicians in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on medical ethics today.

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Unconscious bias training for managers launched

Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has formally launched training for managers to support the Medical Center’s strategic direction to “Make Diversity and Inclusion Intentional.” The first training for this initiative is Unconscious Bias for Healthcare Professionals.

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MIT’s Orr-Weaver wraps up spring Discovery Lecture series April 26

Apr. 19, 2018—The spring Flexner Discovery Lecture series wraps up on Thursday, April 26, with a presentation by Terry Orr-Weaver, PhD, professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Apr. 19, 2018—“When it’s you, it’s a whole different feeling,” Orrin Ingram said, gazing at logs burning in the fireplace.

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Dinner in the Dark lets guests experience challenges of vision impairment

Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff gathered for the unique dinner experience designed to challenge participants’ perceptions, build empathy and break down social barriers.

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New labeling system speeds clinical lab turnaround times

Apr. 19, 2018—Much of everyday clinical decision-making is informed by lab tests performed rapidly on automated instrumentation — basic metabolic panels, complete blood counts, all the lab orders for which clinicians expect quick results.

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VUMC drug repurposing initiative gaining momentum

Apr. 19, 2018—Drug repurposing involves establishing an additional approved indication for a drug already at market.

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Friends & Fashion raises funds in style for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 19, 2018—Current and former patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt walked the runway alongside professional models at the annual Friends & Fashion event at Music City Center April 9.

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