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Choice CDHP enrollees can now activate health savings accounts

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt employees that enrolled in the Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan for 2019 must activate their health savings account on Fidelity in order to contribute to, and use funds from, the account.

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Closing celebration highlights four Local OACS DIVE projects benefitting refugee populations

Dec. 13, 2018—Students and faculty involved with four Local OACS DIVE projects gathered in the Kissam Multipurpose Rooms Dec. 6 for a closing celebration to share and learn about the prototypes designed by students and their nonprofit community partners.

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Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain

Dec. 13, 2018—The report authored by Margaret Adgent adds to the increasing evidence supporting the reproductive health consequences of early-life exposure to soy formula.

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Philip’s liver cancer research receives V Foundation support

Dec. 13, 2018—The grant will support Mary Philip's research to develop an organoid model — a miniature cell model of a functioning organ — of the liver to enable three-dimensional observation of immune-cancer interactions at the single-cell level at the earliest stages of cancer development.

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Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage

Dec. 13, 2018—Filling opioid prescriptions after giving birth raises the risk of prolonged use of the drugs in the following year.

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RNA processing and antiviral immunity

Dec. 13, 2018—New research by John Karijolich and colleagues have found that RNA, not viruses, activate the sentry enzymes that serve as the first line of defense against viruses.

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High-dose antipsychotics place children at increased risk of unexpected death

Dec. 13, 2018—The findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations, according to senior author Wayne Ray.

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Lee popular as he enters office—health care top priority for Tennesseans: Vanderbilt Poll

Dec. 13, 2018—Medicaid expansion and vocational education are both popular among Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll.

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Find Your Impact – Vanderbilt University PSA Commercial

Dec. 12, 2018—Watch as Vanderbilt students and faculty highlight how their passions inspire them to make positive impact in this 2018 public service announcement commercial created by Vanderbilt Communications.

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Expert Q&A: Staying healthy during the holidays

Dec. 12, 2018—How do we stay healthy during the holidays when we’re traveling and have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs? Dr. Ruth Stewart of the Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee, shares healthy holiday tips.

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Nominations sought for Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives

Dec. 12, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. are seeking nominations of staff members to serve on the Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives.

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What’s On My Mind: Vanderbilt’s new athletics director

Dec. 12, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos praises the experience and vision of Vanderbilt's new athletics director, Malcolm Turner.

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Biomedical engineering student-dancers find joy, community, stress relief at the barre

Dec. 11, 2018—Junior Danielle Liu and senior Dominque Szymkiewicz, both biomedical engineering majors, have found a valuable outlet in VUPointe Ballet Theatre, a student-run dance company.

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IRS announces 2019 retirement plan contribution limits

Dec. 11, 2018—The Internal Revenue Service annually reviews and adjusts the limits for employee retirement plan contributions. Learn more about the limits for 2019.

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Lindsley named to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018—Craig W. Lindsley, William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors.

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