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Author: Kathy Whitney

Childhood health influences focus of new NIH initiative

Sep. 29, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will provide $157 million in awards to launch a multi-center, seven-year initiative that will investigate how exposure to environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.

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Grant spurs study of novel imaging technique for COPD

Sep. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a novel non-invasive imaging approach to detect activation of inflammatory cells in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that makes breathing difficult.

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VUMC mourns loss of Nephrology’s Schulman

Aug. 30, 2016—Gerald Schulman, M.D., professor of Medicine, died Aug. 26. He was 65.

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New procedure expands options for pleural diseases

Aug. 18, 2016—Fabien Maldonado, M.D., recently joined the Division of Pulmonology, bringing with him expertise in minimally invasive medical pleuroscopy that he honed during his nine years at the Mayo Clinic.

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Major grant enhances pulmonary fibrosis research

Aug. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received an $11 million program project renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the genetics and underlying biological mechanisms that lead to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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VUSM student’s research poster lauded at international meeting

Aug. 4, 2016—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) student recently received international recognition when his poster presentation at a major infectious diseases conference was voted the best from among 600 presenters and 1,500 attendees.

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White Coat Ceremony marks start of medical school journey

Aug. 4, 2016—Family members, friends and faculty gathered in Light Hall on July 29 to support the new Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) class during the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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Memorial service offers chance for sharing, reflection

Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) held a Memorial Service for Recent Victims of Violence in America and the World on Wednesday to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts and feelings about recent national events that have resulted in violent and senseless deaths.

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Osheroff to direct Academy for Excellence in Education

Jul. 21, 2016—Neil Osheroff, Ph.D., has been named director of the Academy for Excellence in Education. He succeeds Lillian Nanney, Ph.D., who served as director since the Academy’s inception in 2007.

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Uninsured heart attack patients more likely to be transferred to another facility: study

Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.

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Study finds menthol cigarettes do not further increase smokers’ cardiovascular disease, stroke risk

May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.

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May 4 symposium to highlight heart-related basic, clinical research

Apr. 21, 2016—The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will host the Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Symposium 2016 on May 4, highlighting ongoing vascular and heart-related basic and clinical research.

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