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Infant mortality initiative’s achievements recognized

Mar. 28, 2013—The recognition of three Vanderbilt-based leaders of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) caps off the collaboration’s highly successful first five years of work.

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Gene ‘dose’ may be key to autism

Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.

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Target for inflammatory bowel disease

Mar. 1, 2013—The factor STAT6 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of an inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting it may be a promising target for new treatments.

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Device helps ease child’s overactive bladder burden

Feb. 14, 2013—Until a year ago, Kate Lamons would slip into her mother’s classroom during school to change clothes, hopefully fast enough that she could return to her own class before anyone noticed that her clothes were wet from an overactive bladder.

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VU mourns loss of Pediatrics icon Sell

Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.

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Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics

Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

May. 22, 2012—Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free forum on autism April 21

Apr. 16, 2012—As part of Autism Awareness Month, nationally recognized each April, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development will host a community forum titled “What’s on the Forefront of Autism Research?” The event is Saturday, April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 241 of the One Magnolia Circle building and...

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Commodore Award given to McGown, Eilermann

Sep. 14, 2011—The Commodore Award – Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor – was presented to two staff members during the Service Awards Celebration Sept. 13 in Langford Auditorium. The award is given annually to recognize and reward significant achievement in Vanderbilt’s pursuit of excellence in education, health care, research and community service. Paula W. McGown, an administrative officer...

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Center for Sickle Cell Disease Excellence receives $1.4 million grant

Aug. 5, 2011—Dr. Michael R. DeBaun, vice chair for Clinical Research for Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics, has received a $1.4 million grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) for the new Vanderbilt, Meharry, Matthew Walker Center for Sickle Cell Disease Excellence.

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Evolution points to genes involved in birth timing

Apr. 19, 2011—Researchers have identified a gene associated with accelerated evolution in humans that may increase some women's risk to deliver their baby prematurely.

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