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Typical children ages 3-17 needed for research study

Apr. 12, 2019—Typical children age 3-17 years needed for a research study that will look at how eye movements and brain activity measure response to spoken words. Participation in this study requires a one-time visit to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for one hour.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program. This program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award. The award supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to human health. 

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Vanderbilt history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 12, 2019—Lauren Benton, the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.

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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier

Apr. 12, 2019—Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Apr. 12, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Chancellor Search Committee appointed to identify Vanderbilt University’s next leader

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Committee for Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. The committee comprises current and emerita members of the Board of Trust and will lead efforts to search for and select a candidate for recommendation to the full Board of Trust.

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Former congressman, journalist explore complex processes of financial legislation in Chancellor’s lecture

Apr. 12, 2019—The Chancellor’s Lecture Series partnered with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring Kaiser and Frank to campus. As part of the visit, the two met with students and faculty across different departments on Thursday.

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Master’s student one of 12 selected nationally for 2019 Native American Congressional Internship Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Tamee Livermont, a Vanderbilt master’s in public health student with a concentration in health policy, has been selected as a 2019 Native American Congressional Intern, the Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute has announced.

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How bugs overcome host defenses

Apr. 12, 2019—Eric Skaar and colleagues have figured out how a common bug responsible for ventilator-associated pneumonia responds when starved of zinc, a metal it needs to survive, which may lead to new therapeutic targets for the dangerous infection.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 12, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @thejacobschroeder for sharing this awesome shot of Janet Yellen, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, showing some Vanderbilt pride. We love a good #AnchorDown! 

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Discovery aids search for cancer biomarkers

Apr. 12, 2019—A report by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has shattered conventional wisdom about how cells, including cancer cells, shed DNA into the bloodstream.

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Keeping bone in its place

Apr. 12, 2019—Jonathan Schoenecker, Stephanie Moore-Lotridge and colleagues have found a new target for treating a condition that causes bone to form in soft tissue, reducing mobility.

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What’s On My Mind: The progress ahead of us

Apr. 12, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Zeppos reflects on change and progress ahead for Vanderbilt.

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The arrestin-GPCR connection

Apr. 12, 2019—Vsevolod Gurevich and colleagues have discovered new insights into arrestin proteins, which turn off a cell's environmental message "inbox."

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