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Vanderbilt University to launch Center for Sports and Society

Jan. 11, 2018—As sports continues to serve as an important venue for spotlighting societal issues, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has unveiled plans for a new academic center to explore the intersection of sports, race, gender and culture in society.

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Lighting up iron levels

Jan. 11, 2018—A new probe enables iron imaging in living animals, providing a unique tool for studying iron’s contributions to health and disease.

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Vanderbilt faculty ranked among top influencers in education

Jan. 11, 2018—Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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Executive Education offers transformative, relevant, personalized learning

Jan. 11, 2018—Refine your skills and develop actionable strategies for real-time issues you face at work. Take advantage of our upcoming Short Program offerings, such as Leadership Coaching, Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers and Executive Leadership and start your personalized learning today.

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Joint Commission renews Vanderbilt Stroke Center at highest certification

Jan. 11, 2018—The Joint Commission has again determined that the Vanderbilt Stroke Center merits the highest certification for providing complex cerebrovascular care.

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Macara named ‘Pink Tie Guy’ for Komen breast cancer research

Jan. 11, 2018—Ian Macara, PhD, Louise B. McGavock Professor and Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology and co-leader of the Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named one of the Pink Tie Guys for the Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee organization.

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Wells retires as director of Medical Center Nursing Research

Jan. 11, 2018—When Nancy Wells started her nursing career she didn’t stay in one place for long, going from Canada to the West and East coasts of the United States. She didn’t, that is, until she came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) 25 years ago to take a position as director of Nursing Research.

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Wang set to lead cardiology association

Jan. 11, 2018—Thomas Wang, MD, Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) for 2018. He will subsequently serve as the president of the group in 2019.

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River of Hope Radiothon

Jan. 11, 2018—The River of Hope Radiothon, which has aired on WRVW-FM 107.5 The River for 13 years, broadcast live from Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in December 2017.

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Great Saves event reunites thankful patients, caregivers

Jan. 11, 2018—Although he was in a deep coma, Fort Campbell soldier Marshal Castillo is convinced that hearing nurses speaking his name, feeling them touching him and explaining their daily care routines was what kept him tethered, clinging to life in the intensive care unit so he could continue healing.

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VUMC joins national effort to block global pandemics of potentially lethal viruses

Jan. 11, 2018—The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a five-year cooperative agreement worth up to $28 million with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop methods for preventing the global spread of viruses like chikungunya and Zika.

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VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

Jan. 11, 2018—One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families.

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Lung screening program continues to grow

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.

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VIDL studio open house set for Jan. 17

Jan. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites all members of the campus community to an open house of its studio on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn how the VIDL studio empowers digital media production for teaching and learning.

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Faculty input sought at Big Data town halls

Jan. 11, 2018—In partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Data Science Visions Working Group seeks to gather input from faculty colleagues through a series of town hall-style conversations.

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