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Author: Ryan Underwood

The myth that healthy foods cost more may have a negative impact on consumer choices

Dec. 1, 2016—The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive drives consumer choices to a degree that it shouldn’t, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt's new cross-disciplinary innovation space will host an open house on Nov. 9, which will feature virtual reality experiences and maker space demonstrations.

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‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Sep. 28, 2016—Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) and the Wond’ry.

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Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

Sep. 22, 2016—The Wond’ry is an innovation hub designed to foster trans-institutional collaboration among students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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New gift bolsters entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management

Sep. 7, 2016—Alumni Jack Long Jr. and Carolyn Adams Long commit $1.5 million for programming aimed at helping students launch new companies.

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Policy Prescriptions: Melinda Buntin brings Washington expertise to the Department of Health Policy

Jun. 28, 2016—Health care once seemed simple: You got sick, called a doctor, and paid the bill as best you could. Today health care accounts for nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. gross domestic product—about $3 trillion of economic activity annually. It’s also the largest item in the federal budget, making up 28 percent of all government...

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’Dore of Opportunity: Parents’ Example Sparks a Major Commitment to Students’ Financial Needs

Jun. 18, 2016—Hoping to ensure that the door to a Vanderbilt education is open to every talented student inspired Board of Trust member Dr. Robert Schiff Jr., BS’77, a Cincinnati pediatrician, to make a transformative $10,000,000 commitment to Opportunity Vanderbilt. Begun at the outset of the financial crisis in 2008, Opportunity Vanderbilt is the university’s initiative to replace all need-based...

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Vanderbilt establishes Center for Health Care Market Innovation

May. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management will establish a new corporate-funded research center focused on health care markets.

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Vanderbilt community remembers Owen student Taylor Allen Force

Mar. 21, 2016—The normally jubilant sounds of a warm Friday afternoon on Vanderbilt’s campus were punctured by grief, as family, friends, classmates, faculty and staff filled Benton Chapel March 18 to mourn the death of Taylor Allen Force, a first-year MBA student at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Price determines whether calorie information sways consumer choices

Feb. 9, 2016—The perception of a good deal can lead consumers down an unhealthy path, according to a study from a Vanderbilt business school professor.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: How to stay healthy this winter

Jan. 7, 2016—When a serious disease strikes—from Ebola in Africa to MRSA at a local high school—you’re likely to hear a calm, clear explanation on the news from Vanderbilt Professor of Preventive Medicine William Schaffner. "Vanderbilt Magazine" spoke to Schaffner about the best ways to avoid getting sick this winter.

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Land use town hall participants articulate campus likes—and dislikes

Dec. 9, 2015—Members of the Vanderbilt community offered public commentary on a new master land use plan initiative at the latest Chancellor's Town Hall, held at the Student Life Center Dec. 7.

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