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Four from Vanderbilt named as SEC Academic Leadership fellows

May. 15, 2018—Four Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2018-19. The program is a professional growth initiative that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond.

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Faculty, students and alumni will deliver ‘ideas worth sharing’ at TEDx event Nov. 12

Oct. 26, 2017—The Office of Student Leadership Development is hosting the third annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Sarratt Cinema.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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VUCast: Fight club to save lives; Seeing in tune; Best Vanderbilt fans!

Jul. 21, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Find out about a fight club that can save lives; learn how musicians see in tune; and see the best Vanderbilt baseball fans from the College World Series. Watch now.

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Creating bacterial ‘fight clubs’ to discover new drugs

Jun. 29, 2015—Chemists Brian Bachmann and John McLean have shown that creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to discover natural biomolecules with the properties required for new drugs.

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Symposium on impact of ‘omics on medicine set for March 23

Mar. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt and the Waters Centers of Innovation Program are sponsoring a free symposium titled "Integrated 'Omics in Translational Medicine" on March 23. It is open to all scientists interested in the subject.

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‘Thought Leader’ named for ion mobility mass spectrometry research

Jun. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt's John McLean has received Agilent Technology's Thought Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to ion mobility mass spectrometry.

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Eleven faculty honored with endowed chairs

May. 7, 2014—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 30 at the Student Life Center.

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Significant progress toward creating “benchtop human” reported

Mar. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt physicist John Wikswo reported significant progress toward creating “homo minutus” – a human-on-a-chip that can be used to test drugs and toxins – on Mar. 26 at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix.

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Vanderbilt awarded $16.5 million agreement to determine how toxic agents affect human cells

Mar. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office that is worth up to $16.5 million over five years.

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New tool for mining bacterial genome for novel drugs

Jan. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered that the process bacteria undergo when they become drug resistant can act as a powerful tool for drug discovery.

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Vanderbilt-led team to develop ‘microbrain’ to improve drug testing

Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.

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