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Vanderbilt’s new athletics director begins first day

Feb. 1, 2019—Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.

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Our favorite #vandygram photo of the week

Feb. 1, 2019—This week we selected @atribecalledbex as our favorite #vandygram of the week. She shared some samples from her engagement photo shoot at Vanderbilt with her fiancé, whom she met while attending school here. If that's not #relationshipgoals, we don't know what is! 😍

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Black History Month kickoff at noon today at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Feb. 1, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is hosting a kickoff celebration for Black History Month today at noon. The program includes vibrant music by drum ensemble Nature’s Drummers and a brief presentation on the historical significance of the month and the events to come.

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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center chief scientist to give Parker Lecture Feb. 5

Feb. 1, 2019—Dr. David Pittman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss “Environmental Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Frank Parker Lecture Series.

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Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct now available

Feb. 1, 2019—The information collected from the Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct will help Vanderbilt to better understand how intimate partner violence affects the student community and how the university can continue to improve campus resources. 

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New target for chronic kidney disease

Jan. 31, 2019—Craig Brooks and colleagues have identified a mechanism of kidney fibrosis progression, suggesting a potential new angle for treating chronic kidney disease.

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Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Jan. 31, 2019—Zhijun Yin and colleagues have found that breast cancer patients who message their doctors about certain topics are more likely to discontinue hormone therapy than others--which enables doctors to better predict which patients are at risk of stopping their treatment early.

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Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture Feb. 21

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk titled "Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States" beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124.

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Research bolsters thyroid function, atrial fibrillation link

Jan. 31, 2019—Jonathan Mosley and colleagues have found that genetic varations in thyroid function can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm.

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Study explores genetic risk for suicide attempt

Jan. 31, 2019—While there is no single culprit, genetic factors account for a small but significant percentage of an individual's suicide risk.

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Designing antibodies to fight the flu

Jan. 31, 2019—James Crowe Jr. and colleagues have developed a new computational method that may allow researchers to develop flu antibodies that can protect against more strains of the disease.

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Vanderbilt makes strong showing in influential endowment ranking

Jan. 31, 2019—Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.

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In utero antibiotics and obesity risk

Jan. 31, 2019—Exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy does not raise the risk of obesity in children.

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Destructive ‘telegrams’ in asthma

Jan. 31, 2019—Heather Pua and colleagues have identified the source of cellular signals that may play a role in triggering an asthma attack.

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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Jan. 31, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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