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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with July Fourth fireworks

Jun. 30, 2011—While nothing says Fourth of July quite like fireworks, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution and suggest always leaving these displays to the experts.

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Children with autism take center stage at SENSE Theatre

Jun. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt researcher uses theater as therapy for children with autism.

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NIH grant bolsters emergency medicine training

Jun. 21, 2011—The Department of Emergency Medicine has received a $3.5 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health, one of the nation’s first training grants in emergency medicine.

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Fragile X forum June 20

Jun. 14, 2011—Learn more about Fragile X syndrome and the advancements in research.

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Unique autism theater camp performance June 17, 18

Jun. 7, 2011—Children with autism will step into the spotlight to perform as part of a unique theater camp experience.

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Audiologist measures sound of Music City’s ‘loudest voices’

May. 25, 2011—Vanderbilt audiologist measures sound levels of cicadas and discusses how the insect’s distinctive noise can impact one’s hearing.

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Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient,’ new research finds

May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.

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Participants sought for study on aging in Down syndrome

May. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Understanding causes of mortality among infants with Down syndrome

Apr. 28, 2011—A new study finds higher infant mortality rates among babies with Down syndrome, offering insights into a variety of health issues among children with Down syndrome.

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HealthGrades rates Emergency Department one of top in country

Apr. 22, 2011—For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been rated as one of the top emergency departments in the country by HealthGrades, receiving the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. HealthGrades is a leading independent health care ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to...

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Principals do not feel competition from charter schools

Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.

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Vanderbilt partners with Fort Worth to aid low-performing students

Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.

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