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Author: Bill Snyder

Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Yale University’s Joan Steitz awarded 2012 Vanderbilt Prize

Sep. 10, 2012—The 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Yale University professor Joan Steitz, Ph.D., whose pioneering work has helped reveal and clarify the complexities of RNA and the roles that RNA molecules play in health and disease. The prize, established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006, honors nationally and internationally...

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Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

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Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.

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BioVU reaches new benchmark in DNA samples

Sep. 6, 2012—This month BioVU logged in its 150,000th unique genetic sample. It is now the world’s largest collection of human DNA linked to searchable, electronic health information.

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13th annual Genetics Symposium Oct. 1

Aug. 30, 2012—“Evolution and the Genetic Basis for Human Disease” is the subject of the 13th annual Vanderbilt Genetics Symposium 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Life Center. Keynote speakers and their topics are: Sarah Tiskoff, Ph.D., David and Lyn Silfen University Associate Professor of Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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Gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition course offered Sept. 7-8

Aug. 30, 2012—  The latest developments in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition will be discussed Sept. 7-8 during a continuing medical education course at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. More than 20 Vanderbilt University faculty members and experts from Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis will participate. Topics include advances in the...

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Conte Center receives grant to study serotonin

Aug. 30, 2012—The Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt has received a $10.5 million federal grant to continue its groundbreaking research on serotonin signaling in the brain for another five years.

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Armstrong named fellow of American Chemical Society

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University's Richard Armstrong, Ph.D., has been named to the fourth class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.”

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Undergrads shine at Summer Science Academy

Aug. 9, 2012—Since the Academy was established in 2002, more than 650 undergraduates have participated in the summer research program. About 10 percent have pursued graduate and/or medical studies at Vanderbilt.

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Network approach yields glioblastoma clues

Aug. 9, 2012—MicroRNA “regulatory networks” generated at Vanderbilt aid search for biomarkers and new drugs to treat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal primary brain tumor.

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Gould to lead new grad student initiative

Aug. 2, 2012—Kathleen Gould, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Biomedical Sciences and director of the Office of Graduate Student Support at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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