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Author: Bill Snyder

Award honors Conn’s mental health research contributions

Oct. 12, 2017—P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., founding director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has won a 2017 Research & Hope Award from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for outstanding research in the area of mental health.

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VIGH receives federal grants to fight kidney disease

Oct. 12, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) have received two new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at reducing the risk of kidney disease in HIV-infected adults and improving the treatment of epilepsy in children in Nigeria.

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Educational event set to zoom in on complex world of microbes

Oct. 12, 2017—Students, teachers and parents are invited to explore the world of microbes — microscopic bugs — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Martin Professional Development Center next to Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School at 2400 Fairfax Ave.

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Major international study testing therapy to prevent spread of HIV

Oct. 5, 2017—Nine more volunteers are needed to complete a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that could lead to a way to prevent the spread of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

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Denny, Wilkins to discuss precision medicine at next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 5, 2017—Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., and Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, will discuss the potential of “precision medicine” during the next Vanderbilt Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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Mayor to speak at Center for Addiction Research science day

Oct. 5, 2017—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will speak during a “science day,” Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Belcourt Theatre hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR).

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New lab formulary improves quality, cuts cost

Sep. 21, 2017—An effort at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to enhance clinical decision making through cross-departmental collaboration and effective use of diagnostics has improved patient care and saved the institution more than $1 million in 2016, VUMC officials reported this week.

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Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 13

Sep. 21, 2017—Jacob Corn, Ph.D., a pioneer in next-generation genome editing at the University of California Berkeley, will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum Oct. 13 at the Student Life Center.

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Grant supports Oates’ research on acetaminophen and stroke

Sep. 21, 2017—John Oates, M.D., a pioneering clinical pharmacologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to support studies of the stroke-reducing potential of acetaminophen.

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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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