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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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Vanderbilt-led multi-center study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Jun. 22, 2015—New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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VUMC lands grant to join CDC autism surveillance network

Feb. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to join the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

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Flu surveillance study tracks pediatric vaccination rates

Jan. 8, 2015—A study appearing in the January edition of Pediatrics, led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, looks at how Nashville children ages 6 months through 5 years fared over 11 consecutive flu seasons concluding in 2010-11.

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Vanderbilt trainee on the front line of Ebola outbreak

Jan. 8, 2015—Rachel Idowu, M.D., MPH, spent five weeks in Africa last summer assisting the Ebola outbreak response in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital and most populous city.

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Pneumonia vaccine reducing pediatric admissions: report

Nov. 6, 2014—In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among children under age 2.

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Campaign seeks to bolster biosafety practices

Oct. 2, 2014—Recent lapses in the handling of highly toxic and pathogenic materials at several federal laboratories have prompted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to announce a new biosafety stewardship initiative.

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Vanderbilt toxicologists warn of dangers of pool chemical misuse

Jul. 31, 2013—Photo courtesy of John Pope, M.D./Vanderbilt Chemicals are added to swimming pool water to enhance and protect the water quality and minimize disease-causing germs, but these same chemicals can cause irritation, injury and even death when not handled appropriately, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center warn. While pool chemicals are vital for the reduction of...

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Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving

May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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CDC selects VU to lead national adverse vaccine event reviews

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to lead a consortium of top national experts in vaccine safety in performing timely reviews of adverse vaccine events.

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Genes, nutrients interact to shape traits

Dec. 12, 2012—A new study identifies interactions between genes and nutrients that may participate in determining levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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HIV/AIDS-related efforts in Africa get $7 million boost

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.

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