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Conversation with Gen. David Petraeus to stream live

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, will visit Vanderbilt on Monday, March 1, to talk about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq and the role of U.S. forces overseas.

Vanderbilt View: Crossing the Bridge

In 2004, Fisk and Vanderbilt University began a partnership to increase the number of minority students pursuing doctoral degrees in the sciences. The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program is designed to give students the course work and training they need first to earn a master’s degree in physics or biology at Fisk, then to bridge over to a Ph.D. program in physics, astronomy, materials science, biology or the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt.

Sloan research fellowships awarded to Berlind and Ritchie

Physicist Andreas Berlind and human geneticist Marylyn Ritchie of Vanderbilt have each won two-year, $50,000 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

Vanderbilt Prize winner nurtures role as mentor

Cradling a slender sculpture called “Mentor” in her arms, internationally known scientist Susan Taylor, shed a few tears as she received the fourth Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.

Vanpool seats available; new routes from Smyrna, Springfield and Spring Hill added

Let someone else do the driving while saving money on gas; commute in a vanpool.

Join March Health Madness: How many days in a month can you do something healthy?

Complete 23 out of 31 to win a special prize.

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*  This Week

Mar. 1: Disabilities, Religion and Spirituality Special Lecture – Dr. Thomas E. Reynolds

Mar. 3: Thinking Out of the Lunch Box – Laura Carpenter

Mar. 4: International Lens Film Series – “BLAST!” with Mark Devlin, Ph.D. Cosmologist, University of Pennsylvania and BLAST Principal Investigator

Mar. 4: Economics Departmental Seminar – Christian List

Mar. 4: “Crawling Out of the RNA World” – Tom Cech

Mar. 4: Annual William J. Byrn Lecture – Louis A. Perez, Jr.

Mar. 4-6: Children’s Miracle Network “River of Hope” Radiothon

Mar. 5-7: VU Baseball – Music City Classic

Mar. 6: Brain Blast 2010 (Off Campus)

* Mark Your Calendars

Mar. 10:  Research Supplier Expo – Technical Seminars

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Study on Dry Eye Disease at Vanderbilt Eye Institute

The Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program Needs Healthy, Uninfected Adult Volunteers


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McClure lectures March 2 on preacher as DJ

Free tax prep (seriously)

Need a sitter for a child or adult? The new sitter service can help.

Cash flow planning two-part series offered in March

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Featured Media

Watch: Engineering, Innovation, and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Talk by Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus, MIT.

Watch: VUCast: Calling all geeks; Vandy apps for your phone; and eco-friendly soap

Calling all geeks; Vandy apps for your phone; and from french fries to eco-friendly soap. It’s VUCast time for Feb. 26, 2010.

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Tune in to VUCast, for audio and video of events happening around campus. You can also find VU podcasts on iTunes and VU videos on YouTube.

FROM THE VANDERBILT REPORTER: Study traces family ties of pulmonary fibrosis

Ed Dailey flew from Wayne, Pa., to Nashville on a snowy February day to undergo blood work, a CT scan and bronchoscopy at Vanderbilt.

But Dailey is not sick. In fact, there is nothing wrong with him. He agreed to undergo the invasive procedures because he wants to help researchers understand the disease that affects four members of his family.

Dailey’s is one of more than 260 families enrolled in a study of familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which recently received an $11 million program project grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It is among the largest collections of people with this disease in the world, said Timothy Blackwell, M.D., professor of Medicine and lead investigator.

The grant will fund three research projects to study the genetics and underlying biological mechanisms that lead to progressive fibrosis in the lungs.

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