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Pathways of radiosensitization

Apr. 12, 2019—Austin Kirschner and colleagues are learning more about how the cancer drug enzalutamide combines with radiation therapy to treat difficult prostate tumors.

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Vanderbilt named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

Apr. 12, 2019—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Vanderbilt University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students in 2018-19. Among research institutions, Vanderbilt ranked 17th for percentage of applicants who were awarded grants.

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Studying abroad this fall? Attend these info sessions

Apr. 11, 2019—The Global Education Office will host several events at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons to encourage current first-year students to begin planning their study abroad experiences. You'll have more options if you’ve taken the time to plan—maximize your opportunities by meeting with a GEO team member.

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Get help with EdAssist tuition benefit tool April 18

Apr. 11, 2019—A representative for the tuition benefit system EdAssist will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Baker Building, Suite 1000. The workshop will include a live demo and a Q&A.

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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in April newsletter

Apr. 11, 2019—This month's issue features information about ongoing construction activity in the neighborhood and plans for the upcoming end-of-year events such as finals, Commencement and move-out.  

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 11, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products.

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Babies and You: ‘Postpartum Care’ April 18

Apr. 11, 2019—Health Plus offers "Babies and You", a work site prenatal health promotion program for faculty/staff, spouses, and/or dependent children who become pregnant.

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¡BLAIR! Conductors Symposium

Apr. 11, 2019—A roundtable discussion with music directors from Colombia, Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica about the role of youth music programs in Latin America; recruitment and retention of at-risk youth; strategies for promoting responsibility, leadership, and team work.

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Happy Helping Others: Robby Perry, BE’19

Apr. 11, 2019—From an Alternative Spring Break trip to renovate houses with Habitat for Humanity, to a Home Depot–sponsored web-coding hackathon, to a semester of study abroad that took him to cities such as Madrid, Marrakesh and Istanbul—Robby Perry’s time at Vanderbilt exemplifies just how much you can pack into four years.

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Beyond the Petri Dish: Gabriela Alvarado, PhD’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Gabriela Alvarado began her graduate program intent on studying something microscopic, but she ended up developing a passion for understanding the bigger picture of her research.

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Wellness Influencer and Entrepreneur: Sloane Chmara, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—What does it take to run a growing health brand with a positively focused social media presence while excelling at academics and maintaining a social life? For Los Angeles native Sloane Chmara, it’s all about wellness.

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Special-needs Siblings Inspire a Career in Care: Alexandra Vierling, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago.

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Flying on to Medical School: Riley Ferguson, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—A Facebook query seeking Vanderbilt students who were pilots led Riley Ferguson to two of her closest friends and the founding of AviaDORES, a campus organization with the mission of making aviation accessible to VU students.

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Refugees and a ‘Third-Culture Kid’: Aya Abou-Jaoude, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Aya Abou-Jaoude has always planned to become a physician. But she says an eye-opening Vanderbilt course last year about refugee resettlement helped affirm her ultimate goal: to pursue pediatric medicine, with a particular focus on refugee health.

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Great App for Great Apes: Ben Scheer, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Ben Scheer jumps imagination-first into big projects, and he’s not afraid of a lot of trial and error. The human and organizational development and economics double major has worked on dozens of entrepreneurial endeavors that focus on solving problems through technology.

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