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CANCELED: Author Joan Johnson to give March 19 Women’s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

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CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion

Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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From the Social ‘Dores

Feb. 28, 2020—Our Social 'Dores have been busy in February - attending Lunar New Year Festival, Celebration of Learning, and VIBE as well as running features on students and staff for #BlackHistoryMonth and enjoying the variety of weather Nashville has to offer. Visit the full story for more features.

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Data Science: Next Generation Committee to advance computing at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—The Data Science: Next Generation Committee has been formed to evaluate current computing expertise and resources at Vanderbilt University. The committee will assess future needs to strengthen the foundations of computing across campus, establish cross-disciplinary connections, and emphasize social and ethical aspects of computing.

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Kopstain, Breggin to co-chair Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

Feb. 28, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vanderbilt Law School lecturer Linda Breggin, a senior attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and project director for the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, have been named co-chairs of the Nashville Sustainability Advisory Committee. 

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CANCELED: Caregiver Support Group to meet March 11

Feb. 27, 2020—The Caregiver Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month and offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 V Foundation Translational Research Awards-Adult Cancer Research

Feb. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may choose one nominee for the V Foundation 2020 Translational Cancer Research Grant Program. The Translational Research Award is a $600,000 grant awarded in three annual installments of $200,000.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 27, 2020—March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Join with Vanderbilt to know the facts, honor and remember loved ones, and get screened or motivate others to get screened.

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with Health Plus

Feb. 27, 2020—Join Health Plus for a series of events in March celebrating National Nutrition Month.

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CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Fasting at night or in the morning? Listen to your biological clock, says new research

Feb. 27, 2020—According to a new study published by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. 

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Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk

Feb. 27, 2020—A Polygenic Risk Score — a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients — has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk.

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Breast cancer study may help predict treatment response

Feb. 27, 2020—Researchers at VUMC are reporting another advance in the understanding and treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat.

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Grant bolsters research on subjective cognitive decline

Feb. 27, 2020—Katherine Gifford, PsyD, MS, assistant professor of Neurology, has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million research grant from the National Institute on Aging to study what subjective cognitive decline can reveal about underlying pathology.

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