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Team explores fungal infection quandary in lung cancer screenings

Apr. 18, 2019—Benign lesions caused by a common fungus can mimic those caused by cancer in the lungs. A Vanderbilt research team is on the hunt for a non-invasive way for doctors to tell the two diseases apart.

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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Apr. 18, 2019—Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases.

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Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Apr. 18, 2019—Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.

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Law School, VUMC team up on DHHS grant to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care

Apr. 18, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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Limited submission opportunity: Ornamental Horticulture Grants

Apr. 16, 2019—The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust welcomes inquiries from organizations seeking funding for projects that meet its funding interests in ornamental horticulture. Vanderbilt may submit one application to the grant program.

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Limited submission opportunity: Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one proposal to the American Honda Foundation's Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education. The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

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Enhancing feelings of connectedness helps people treat wrongdoers equally: Study

Apr. 15, 2019—Cultural norms can affect how we respond to mistreatment at work, but it is possible to shift that perspective to make it easier to call out wrongdoers who are closely related.

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Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age

Apr. 15, 2019—In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching middle age regardless of race, education and gender.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program. This program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one candidate for the Pew Charitable Trusts' 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award. The award supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to human health. 

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Vanderbilt history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 12, 2019—Lauren Benton, the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.

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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier

Apr. 12, 2019—Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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