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Boiling 80,000-word Ph.D. theses into three-minute presentations

Apr. 5, 2017—Biological clocks and insulin production, mental illness and malfunctioning vacuum cleaners, the secret ingredients for better bone grafts were the subjects of winning grad student public talks.

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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than one

Mar. 15, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.

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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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Inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture is March 16

Mar. 10, 2017—Rene Raphemot, who earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2014 and is now a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University, will give the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Preston Research Building, Room 206.

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Fish eyes may hold key to regenerating human retinas

Mar. 9, 2017—Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility of inducing retinal repair in human eyes.

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You are what you eat – and who you know

Mar. 6, 2017—New research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

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Graduate School builds California connections to increase diversity

Mar. 2, 2017—Directors from the Office of Undergraduate Research at Cal Poly Pomona visited Vanderbilt last week to discuss research and education partnerships.

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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed β€œthe Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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First Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium to be held March 2

Feb. 22, 2017—The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend the finalists' symposium March 2 at Sarratt, featuring research from the humanities, social sciences and life/physical/biomedical sciences.

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Mark Wallace shares the state and future of graduate education in series of presentations around campus

Feb. 16, 2017—Wallace will update the campus on the state of graduate education in the United States and how Vanderbilt is leading the way in re-envisioning the role and goals of a graduate school in the 21st century.

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New Physician Science Doctoral Program graduates first student

Feb. 2, 2017—As a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Bradley Richmond, M.D., saw a lot of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease caused most often by long-term exposure to cigarette smoke.

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Provost names faculty committee to advise on major investment in graduate education and research

Jan. 25, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a seven-member faculty committee to synthesize ideas submitted by each school and college into a set of recommendations for significant new investments in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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