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Low-risk, non-invasive technology introduced for coronary imaging

Jun. 2, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one step closer to changing the way doctors look at coronary arteries.

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Vanderbilt announces technology transfer reorganization

Jun. 2, 2003—A reorganization of the offices that oversee the commercialization of Vanderbilt research discoveries and inventions will result in a more streamlined process for the transfer of new technologies to the marketplace, according to a plan announced today by University officials.

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VUMC receives top international ranking for heart transplant trial

May. 30, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been ranked No. 3 worldwide in enrollment for an international trial testing the efficacy of a new immunosuppressant drug for use in heart transplant patients.

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Online directory one-stop shop for activities for boys and girls of summer

May. 30, 2003—Parents and students seeking active ways to enjoy the long, hot summer can find a number of options online in the Directory of Out-of-School Activities.

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Cohen named to administration of Vanderbilt’s Owen School

May. 29, 2003—Mark Cohen has been appointed senior associate dean at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, effective July 1.

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VUMC offers innovative pastoral education program

May. 28, 2003—Hospital patients who face difficult decisions sometimes turn to a chaplain or pastor and ask, "What should I do?" or "Why is this happening to me?"

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VUMC doctors perform first robotic surgery

May. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt's first robotic surgical procedure was performed in mid May by Dr. Joseph A. Smith Jr., William L. Bray Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery. Smith used VUMC's new $1 million-plus Da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical, to perform a radical prostatectomy.

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Renowned theologian McClure to lead key doctoral program

May. 27, 2003—Divinity School Dean James Hudnut-Beumler announced that John S. McClure will lead one of the most unique programs in the country for educating and placing future professors of preaching and worship the beginning with the fall semester.

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Vanderbilt, Meharry establish new Center for AIDS Research

May. 27, 2003—Vanderbilt and Meharry have been collaborating with NIH for several years on research involving HIV/AIDS, which is spread primarily by sexual contact and intravenous drug use. The goal of the new grant is to encourage further collaboration between the schools, and train new investigators to advance AIDS treatment and prevention.

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Study looks at genetically altering commercial sunflowers: Is it harmful to the environment?

May. 22, 2003—Arguments for and against genetically altering plants, fruits and vegetables continue.

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Sloan Center for Internet Retailing announced

May. 22, 2003—The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a grant establishing the Vanderbilt University Sloan Center for Internet Retailing at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Corporate directors to study effects of ‘Reforms of 2002’

May. 21, 2003—Directors of publicly traded companies will gather at Vanderbilt University Law School in June to address the issues directors now face as a result of recent regulatory changes in a climate of investor uncertainty.

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