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Research lab honored by World Vaccine Congress

Apr. 12, 2018—The laboratory of James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, received the 2018 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Academic Research Team at the 18th World Vaccine Congress in Washington, DC, this week.

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Radix set for upcoming VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Apr. 12, 2018—Asa Radix, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.

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VICC to host symposium on neurofibromatosis April 21

Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host a special event for patients and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that can cause tumors in the nervous system. The Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Symposium will be held Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the VICC 8th floor conference center in the Preston Research Building, 2220 Pierce Ave.

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3-D model gives clearer picture of complex cases

Apr. 12, 2018—Elizabeth and Scott Massey expected to learn their baby’s gender at a 21-week ultrasound. While they learned they were having a daughter, the reveal included much more than they planned for.

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Event honors impact of organ, eye and tissue donation

Apr. 12, 2018—Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national organ transplant wait list.

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Alpha-gal found to be both a medication and red meat allergy

Apr. 12, 2018—Alpha-gal allergy has commonly been referred to as “the red meat” allergy, but doctors at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP) helped uncover that not only red meat, but some medications, can contain alpha-gal.

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Panel explores impact of anti-LGBT religious freedom laws on academic medical centers

Apr. 12, 2018—Last week, the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted a Diversity Grand Rounds panel addressing the impact of anti-LGBT religious freedom laws on academic medical centers, professional organizations and their members.

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Owen Executive Education: Take your leadership skills to the next level

Apr. 12, 2018—Take advantage of the Owen School's Short Program offerings, such as Leading Millennials, Women in Leadership, and Stepping Up: A Tool Kit for Strategic Leadership, and start your transformative learning today.

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Get tickets to Rites of Spring Music Festival April 20-21

Apr. 11, 2018—This year's two-day event features headliners Gucci Mane and DNCE, with other artists set to appear including Cheat Codes, H.E.R., Goldlink, Kiiara and Born Animal. 

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Vanderbilt’s Central Neighborhood activated by pop-up event

Apr. 11, 2018—The FutureVU team held its last pop-up park event for the 2017-18 academic year at the Central Neighborhood April 2-6.

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Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ performed at Blair School April 13

Apr. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, the Blair Children’s Chorus, the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and evangelist Tyler Nelson will perform the piece at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music under the direction of Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor, and Gayle Shay, director.

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Nancy Ransom, first director of Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, has died

Apr. 11, 2018—Nancy Ransom, founding director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt and a champion of women’s rights, education and gender equality, died recently in Wilmington, Delaware, from complications of ALS. She was 89.

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Commodores to volunteer at Nashville-area elementary school

Apr. 11, 2018—In the coming weeks, Vanderbilt student-athletes and staffers will participate in several volunteer opportunities for the first time at Nashville's Buena Vista Elementary School, a unique chance for the Commodores to make an impact in the Nashville community.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 11, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard's Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.

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State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Apr. 11, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.

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