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Graduate student condenses energy research to take top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Apr. 5, 2019—For the seventh straight year, Vanderbilt graduate students competed March 29 to summarize years of research and discovery into a clear three-minute presentation as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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Alumnus to discuss e-commerce strategies April 9

Apr. 4, 2019—Kevin Zhang, a Vanderbilt Class of 2018 graduate and founder of Kreator Consulting, will discuss e-commerce strategies at an April 9 workshop at the Wond'ry.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Dennis Spann

Apr. 4, 2019—When the School of Nursing celebrated its $23.6 million building expansion in late January, the event capped nearly two years of continuous construction. Dennis Spann, administrative officer for VUSN facilities and space, was integral to all of it.

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RSVP for Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms’

Apr. 4, 2019—Jonathan M. Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society will discuss “Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms”.

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REAL Speaker Series: Nicole Robinson,’Dismantling Social Inequities through the Lens of Intersectionality’

Apr. 4, 2019—This event is presented in partnership by Metro Arts and The Curb Center for Art Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.

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‘From Cloning Insulin to Engineering for Cell Therapy’

Apr. 4, 2019—Join the Wond'ry to welcome guest lecturer Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a pioneering scientist who helped discover how to synthesize insulin in the 1970s.

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Caregiver Support Group: ‘How to Protect Your Family from Financial Exploitation’

Apr. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the Caregiver Support Group meeting for a discussion about the red flags of a scam artist, the signs of financial exploitation, and steps to prevent it from happening to loved ones. 

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Drug interaction causes hypotension

Apr. 4, 2019—A commonly used muscle relaxant can cause severely low blood pressure in patients already taking a CYP1A2 inhibitor, such as ciprofloxacin, find Cecilia Chung and colleagues.

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Cardiac dysfunction in Duchenne’s

Apr. 4, 2019—Jonathan Soslow and colleagues have found more clues to why people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are at risk for a certain kind of heart problem.

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Cancer’s SOS

Apr. 4, 2019—Stephen Fesik and colleagues have uncovered more details about how a crucial component of RAS proteins, which trigger about a third of all tumors, work. This finding will help advance the discovery of new cancer therapies.

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Duddu awarded NSF CAREER grant to better understand Antarctic ice sheet fracture

Apr. 4, 2019—Ravindra Duddu has been awarded a $555,000 NSF CAREER grant to analyze Antarctic ice sheet fracture, improve models for ice mass loss and reduce uncertainty in long-term projections of average sea level rise.

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Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st century needs

Apr. 3, 2019—Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by Peabody faculty and alumni.

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VU Theatre production explores current immigration crisis with ‘The Suppliants’

Apr. 3, 2019—VU Theatre has adapted a fifth-century Greek tragedy by Aeschylus to spotlight the contemporary global immigration crisis in an April 4-7 production at Neely Auditorium.

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Paschal embraces ‘conductor of movement’ role at Commencement

Apr. 3, 2019—Cynthia Paschal is devoting significant time to 2019 Commencement as the first woman in the history of Vanderbilt to be selected for the leadership position of university marshal.

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Six alumni among Nashville Business Journal ’40 under 40′ honorees

Apr. 2, 2019—The "Nashville Business Journal" recently released its 2019 “40 under 40” honorees. The list includes six Vanderbilt alumni.

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