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New faculty: Todd Monroe explores how neurobiology can better guide pain management

Oct. 7, 2013—When Todd Monroe’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of her dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain.

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New faculty: Award-winning author Lorrie Moore will balance writing and teaching at Vanderbilt

Oct. 7, 2013—Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer who was a 2012 Chancellor’s Lecturer at Vanderbilt, has kept the corner of her eye on the university’s storied English department over the years.

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New faculty: John Wilson uses synthetic vaccines to further the fight against diseases

Oct. 7, 2013—Growing up close to nature in the small timber-and-fishing community of Gold Beach, Ore.—population 2,000—gave John Wilson an early interest in biology and biologically inspired design.

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New faculty: Lauren Parker Jackson, BS’03, examines the movement of protein molecules within cells

Oct. 7, 2013—Lauren Parker Jackson learned the difficult and demanding art of X-ray crystallography in the Cambridge University lab where it was invented. She brings her expertise to Vanderbilt, where she will continue her research in protein trafficking.

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New faculty: Kevin Murphy looks for reflections of history in architecture

Oct. 7, 2013—One of the first things Kevin Murphy did after accepting the offer to join Vanderbilt’s history of art department was explore Nashville’s historic neighborhoods.

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New faculty: Catherine Lee enjoys solving accounting puzzles

Oct. 7, 2013—Sifting through a logical process is appealing to Catherine Farmer Lee. “For me, research is thinking about why the puzzle pieces are shaped the way they are, then picking one piece to thoroughly study,” she said.

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New faculty: Carwil Bjork-James examines political protest and the protest experience

Oct. 7, 2013—Carwil Bjork-James’ research pertains to South America, but on an August afternoon a week before the fall semester started, his thoughts were on Egypt, where the death toll was still rising after a violent crackdown on anti-government protestors in Cairo.

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New faculty: Erin Barton studies the science of play

Oct. 7, 2013—For Erin Barton, work is play—literally. Barton’s research focuses on identifying evidence-based practices for teaching young children with disabilities how to engage in play skills.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Burglary on campus

Oct. 4, 2013—Vanderbilt students living on campus in Chaffin Place apartments reported that someone entered their apartment and stole several items.

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New Go for the Gold Wellness Credit Options

Oct. 4, 2013—Eligible faculty and staff will have the choice to apply Go for the Gold Wellness Credits to their Health Plan Account or toward a membership to the new Recreation and Wellness Center in 2014.

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Wehby named Chancellor’s Cup recipient

Oct. 4, 2013—A Faculty Senate meeting was delayed Oct. 3 by a surprise guest—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos—who interrupted the session to award the 2013 Chancellor’s Cup, now in its 50th year.

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Townes: VDS positioned to be world divinity school

Oct. 4, 2013—New dean Emilie M. Townes Townes said she was drawn to Vanderbilt Divinity School because of its commitment to helping clergy and laity re-envision ministry to meet the needs of our times.

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