Spring 2014

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    Recent Books

    The latest nonfiction and fiction offerings from Vanderbilt writers Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Readers’ Letters

    Vanderbilt Magazine’s format is beautiful, the pictures amazing, and the articles are timely, interesting and well written. I look forward to reading it. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Runner’s High

    Andrea McDermott Sanders, MEd'06, has run in 10 consecutive Music City Marathons to raise money for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. Her inspiration? A young man with Down syndrome named William Spickard. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Star-Spangled Brass

    In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, Steven Smartt, BME’71, MME’72, aims to play the national anthem 100 times at public events this year. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Tall Order

    Professor Doug Adams directs a new School of Engineering lab that allows researchers and students to test advanced sensor systems that can rapidly detect early signs of failure in aircraft, automobiles and wind turbines. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Doors Wide Open

    Recently, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee awarded Francis Guess, MBM'74, its annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award, adding him to a roster of honorees that includes John Seigenthaler, Martha Ingram, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, ’82 Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Victory Lane: Travis Geisler, BE’03, is driven to win at Team Penske

    For as long as Travis Geisler, BE'03, can remember, auto racing has been an integral part of his life. Today he serves as competition director for Team Penske, a racing organization based near Charlotte, N.C. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Scientist, Strategist, Provost

    Susan R. Wente, a distinguished scientist who has served as associate vice chancellor for research at Vanderbilt for the past five years, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Designed for Innovation

    Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust has approved construction of a seven-story engineering and science building designed to foster project teamwork and offer programs, instrumentation areas and core research space that will promote interdisciplinary work. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Design Day

    After engineering seniors spent two semesters tackling design challenges from clients with design needs, they showcased their projects during Design Day on April 21. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Passages: William “Billy” Adair, ’69

    On Feb. 18 the Blair School of Music lost beloved Big Band director and jazz instructor Billy Adair. A teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of Blair’s jazz program, Adair died of cancer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Double Crown

    The Commodores finished 11 strokes ahead of South Carolina to win the team title at the 2014 SEC Golf Championship, and freshman Simin Feng claimed medalist honors as the tournament’s top individual. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Born to Run

    The Iroquois Steeplechase is one of several Nashville traditions that draws huge crowds and help to support the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Big Data

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an 18-month, $6.9 million award to set up a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that can reach millions of patients and speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Our Fathers, Ourselves

    “I just met Sidney DeLair, BA’75, who told this wonderful story of his time living in Kissam,” began an email I received from Donna Sir Johnson, MS’79, last spring. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Early Start

    Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Tennessee Department of Education are partnering to bring a novel intervention program to families of young children with autism in Middle Tennessee. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Down with No-Shows

    Approximately 50 percent of Vanderbilt Medical Group text reminders get a response, compared to the roughly 30 percent response rate for VMG robo-calls. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    How to outsmart a mosquito: Expert advice from biological sciences professor Laurence Zwiebel

    Larry Zwiebel’s research, which is supported by an $11 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and more than $5 million in grant funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on preventing mosquitoes from feeding on humans. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Here Come the Judges

    A new seminar will offer mid-career federal judges an opportunity to reflect on their years on the bench and learn from their own experiences and those of their peers. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Complex Cases

    When Eddie Dotson arrived at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last September, he weighed 627 pounds and had so much fluid in his chest that it was hard for him to breathe. His heart, liver and kidneys were failing. Then Vanderbilt’s new Complex Care Team got involved. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014