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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a new method for duplicating DNA that makes devices small enough to hold in your hand that are capable of identifying infectious agents before symptoms appear.

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‘Origami’ rapid malaria test receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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TN teachers report ongoing benefits from teacher collaboration model

Nov. 20, 2015—Tennessee teachers are reporting that a collaboration model implemented as part of a Vanderbilt study continues to show positive outcomes two years later.

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Gates grant bolsters study of Tdap boosters in pregnant women

Jul. 9, 2015—Kathryn Edwards, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, has received a $307,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the immune responses of pregnant women who receive the Tdap (reduced-dose acellular pertussis vaccines combined with tetanus and diphtheria toxoids) vaccine.

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HHMI, Gates Foundation and Simons Foundation 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt is one of 220 institutions whose scholars are invited to apply to a new competition.

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Move over ‘value added’: Teacher observation data more useful in human capital decisions

Mar. 12, 2015—Student test scores are less central to principals’ human capital decision-making than teacher observation data.

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New tools will help principals harness data for hiring and other decisions

Dec. 22, 2014—New tools and resources will help principals maximize the powerful teacher effectiveness data available to them.

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Principals have lots of teacher effectiveness data, but don’t use them

Sep. 10, 2014—New website outlines ways principals can maximize data for talent management decisions.

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Study finds maternal diet may predict RSV severity

Mar. 4, 2013—An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy.

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Gates Foundation grant aids pediatric nutrition research

Jan. 24, 2013—Using a SmartPhone platform and a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Vanderbilt Pediatric Surgeon John Pietsch, M.D., and fourth-year medical student Katherine Allen may revolutionize the way infants and children all over the world are assessed and treated for proper nutrition.

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Attacking malaria on several fronts

Apr. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are using a variety of approaches to hasten the beginning of the end of malaria.

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