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Iraq

Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to Vanderbilt

Nov. 4, 2019—U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. She's continuing that mission of service at Vanderbilt School of Nursing as a Bass Military Scholar.

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Michelson receives NEH grant to save endangered Middle Eastern culture

Apr. 8, 2015—David Michelson, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, is among three recipients of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve Middle Eastern culture in danger of extinction.

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ISIS conflict experts: Thomas Schwartz and Mike Newton

Sep. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt experts Thomas Schwartz and Mike Newton are available to comment on President Obama's new plans for Iraq and Syria.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts available to comment on Iraq

Aug. 12, 2014—Michael Newton and Thomas Schwartz are available to talk about the current situation in Iraq.

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‘Vicar of Baghdad’ to speak at VU on extraordinary ministry

Sep. 5, 2013—Canon Andrew White, pastor of one of the largest churches in Iraq, will discuss "Faith and Leadership Under Fire in the Middle East" Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt University Divinity School as part of the Cal Turner Program Lecture Series.

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The Power to Heal

Apr. 17, 2013—The power to heal is far more complex than just the use of medications and clinical treatments. That is what Vanderbilt Medical students are learning, along with collaborative partners from the school of nursing, the law school, and local schools of pharmacy and social work.  Together they volunteer as teams at the student-run Shade Tree...

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The Hill: Remembering the chemical atttacks against the Kurds

Mar. 29, 2013—Twenty-five years ago this March, Iraqi forces coordinated a calculated campaign of genocide against the Kurds, an atrocity that should remind the world that it must rally to the aid of those who suffer from brutal regimes, writes Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law.

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25th anniversary of Kurdish genocide holds lessons to prevent atrocities in Syria today

Mar. 13, 2013—This week marks the 25th anniversary of the gas attacks on the Kurdish village of Halabja, Iraq, at the hand of Saddam Hussein that killed at least 5,000 civilians. Vanderbilt University international criminal and humanitarian law expert Michael Newton says lessons learned from the Halabja attack could help the persecuted Kurds being attacked in Syria today.

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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To succeed, Libyan rebel leaders must not repeat mistakes made in Iraq

Aug. 23, 2011—Rebel leaders need to keep in mind what Iraqi leaders did well and not so well after overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to Mike Newton, a Vanderbilt University international criminal law expert and adviser to the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

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In pondering life after Iraq, recollections turn to Chancellor Heard and a father’s example

Aug. 12, 2011—Looking back, I wonder whether we should have been in class that morning. It was just before lunch, and I had already missed a few that semester—classes, never lunch—as, unfortunately, my first midterm grades attested. From our residence in Dyer Hall, the path to food at Sarratt took me and my friend Gaines right by...

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Vanderbilt physicians find answers to medical health mystery attacking returning service men and women

Jul. 30, 2010—What happens when significant breathing problems attack military men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and there is no medical explanation as to why? This is a story about dedicated military people and Vanderbilt University doctors who believed these men and women deserved some answers.

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