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University of Kansas honors Lindsley’s pharmacology research

Sep. 21, 2017—Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has been honored by the University of Kansas with the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Lectureship for his outstanding contributions to the fields of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology.

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Global Health at Vanderbilt forum set for Sept. 25

Sep. 21, 2017—Kayvon Modjarrad, M.D., Ph.D., director of Emerging Infectious Disease Threats at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be the keynote speaker Sept. 25 at a forum entitled “Global Health at Vanderbilt.”

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Medication safety in the ICU

Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.

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Combination therapy PrEP offers effective way to prevent HIV infection

Sep. 7, 2017—Rates of new HIV infections in the United States are declining — except among men who have sex with men. Rates are particularly high among African-American and Hispanic men and especially in the South.

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Journey of discovery starts from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University welcomed 104 new doctoral students Sept. 1 during the eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.

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Program for scientists to move discoveries into clinical practice

Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has established a new career development program for scientists in implementation research. The goal is to speed the uptake and translation of scientific discoveries into routine clinical practice.

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Epigenetics expert Allis set for Sept. 7 Discovery Lecture

Aug. 31, 2017—Internationally known epigeneticist C. David Allis, Ph.D., will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in room 208 Light Hall.

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Drug discovery efforts may lead to new Rett syndrome treatments

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University research-ers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

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Wilkins named to national committee exploring return of research results

Aug. 17, 2017—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been appointed to a national committee charged with determining how best to return to research participants the results of studies of their blood and other bio-specimens.

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Breast Cancer Genomic Profiling Reveals Clues to Treatment Resistance

Aug. 9, 2017—Thanks to advances in treatment, the relative five-year survival rate from all combined subtypes of breast cancer now exceeds 90 percent and yet the disease remains the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States after lung and colorectal cancers.

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Stress may switch on bone “mets”

Aug. 9, 2017—New findings could explain the link between chronic stress and reduced survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer, and could lead to new strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

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Vanderbilt begins Phase 1 trials of new Alzheimer’s drug

Aug. 7, 2017—Developed at Vanderbilt, VU319 is designed to precisely target a specific neuron receptor associated with cognitive function while avoiding potentially dangerous side effects.

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