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Robotic technology speeds arrhythmia gene classification

Jun. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology to rapidly study and classify variations in a gene linked to heart rhythm disorders and cardiac conditions.

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Four baseball student-athletes selected in MLB Draft

Jun. 12, 2020—Junior standout Austin Martin was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays, and junior pitchers Tyler Brown, Jake Eder and Mason Hickman were selected on the second and final day of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Ask an Expert: How can you recognize false information about the virus?

Jun. 11, 2020—Lisa K. Fazio, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, gives tips to social media consumers on how to recognize misleading information about COVID-19.

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Career enhancement funding opportunity: VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer

Jun. 11, 2020—The VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer announces a Career Enhancement Program funding opportunity that aims to attract, develop and mentor promising basic, translational and population-based research scientists, including physician scientists, into breast cancer research.

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Developmental research funding opportunity: VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer

Jun. 11, 2020—The VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer announces a Developmental Research Program pilot funding opportunity focused on catalyzing innovative and transformative breast cancer-related projects that promote discoveries in basic and translational research focused on metastatic disease.

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Breast cancer vaccine research delivers promising results

Jun. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have developed what appears to be a simple and promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships

Jun. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University may nominate up to three tenure-track faculty per department for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships. The goal of the fellowships is to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

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Unexpected mammal provides insight into the lives of ancient hominins

Jun. 11, 2020—Paleontologist and associate professor of biological sciences Larisa DeSantis finds answers about early hominin diets are with an unrelated group of mammals—tapirs.

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Diermeier discusses confronting challenges, embracing opportunity in virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

Jun. 10, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19 as well as racial injustice in our society—and discussed the university’s role in confronting these challenges—during a series of virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community.

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NEA research grant supports study of diversity initiatives in arts agencies

Jun. 10, 2020—A two-year, $17,000 National Endowment of the Arts research grant will support a Vanderbilt analysis of how the characteristics and practices of more than 500 local arts agencies help or hinder their efforts to expand access to the arts in their communities.

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Nurse practitioners practice “more than medicine”

Jun. 10, 2020—Nurse practitioners are often thought of as stopgaps to mitigate the shortage of primary care physicians, but in a new book, sociologist LaTonya Trotter shows that they also work to address non-medical issues that patients face that affect their health.

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C.diff captures blood cell cofactor to build defensive shield

Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists have identified a C. diff protein system that senses and captures heme (part of hemoglobin) to build a protective shield that fends off threats from our immune system and antibiotics.

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Ask an Expert: How to maintain sobriety during a pandemic

Jun. 10, 2020—Addiction thrives in isolation, so sheltering in place and social distancing during COVID-19 can be challenging for people in recovery as well as for those who are susceptible to substance misuse, says Andrew Finch, an addiction expert and Vanderbilt Peabody College professor.

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Warren Center and OLLI partner to offer cultural history of pandemics

Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.

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Class of 2020 to be celebrated with virtual toast June 17

Jun. 10, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will be joined by other campus leaders and members of the Vanderbilt community when they salute the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast on Wednesday, June 17.

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