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State of the Medical Center: Balser outlines promise of future for VUMC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “promise” of the future is to personalize medicine for each individual patient — identifying each patient’s unique genetic difference, then making evidence-based decisions at the bedside to reflect these differences.

Best-selling author, social and political satirist Christopher Buckley to speak Oct. 19

Tickets are free to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff and must be picked up in advance at the Sarratt Student Center box office. Only one free ticket may be picked up per person with Vanderbilt identification card.

Saturday University at Vanderbilt to focus on energy and the environment

Issues including Climategate, the future of electric cars and floodplain policy will be examined during the fall 2010 Saturday University lecture series at Vanderbilt University, which brings the expertise of the Vanderbilt faculty to the Nashville community.

China and U.S. security subject of panel discussion Oct. 22

An Oct. 22 panel discussion at Vanderbilt University led by retired Adm. Joseph Wilson Prueher will focus on China’s role on the world’s stage and its implications for U.S. security policy.

Cardiology team sets the rhythm of Heart Walk with YouTube video

The Heart Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. on Vanderbilt’s campus. VUMC’s goal is $330,000 toward Nashville’s target of $1.35 million.

Pollinating gardens created around Library Lawn as part of Fulbright Eco-Leadership grant

Six gardens recently planted around Library Lawn are designed to help rebuild a habitat for pollinating animals that play an important role in our food supply. The gardens are funded by a new Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership grant and Vanderbilt student group SPEAR – Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility.

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*  This Week

Sept. 28: A Conversation about Civil Rights with Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez

Sept. 29: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care (Off Campus)

Sept. 30, Oct. 2 and 3: Blair Signature Series: A Celebration of the Guitar

Oct. 4: Alliance for Civic Engagement at Vanderbilt – Inaugural Meeting

* Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 2: Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

Oct. 4: Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture Series: Francois Bourguignon

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Researchers need Volunteers for a Study on Children’s Attitudes Toward Their Peers With Hearing Aids


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Flu shots at Sarratt, Peabody, Baker Building plus more…this week

Annual Needles and Pins Craft Fair and Chili Cafe Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

The Vanderbilt Autism Clinic is now the Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line

VU Library introduces mobile app

3rd Annual Healthcare Business Alliance Oct. 1

Free matinee movie & children’s art activity Oct. 2

Health Plus offers 6-week Learn-Move-Live Fitness class

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Featured Media

VUCast: How Happy Birthday = making a difference

How Happy Birthday means making a difference; shame vs. guilt; and calling all Vandy sports videos/photos. It’s VUCast time for Sept. 23, 2010.

Video: “Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”

The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, ConexiónAméricas and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute presented this Sept. 7, 2010, roundtable discussion of the effects of recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the U.S.

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