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Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on “silent killer”

Dec. 6, 2016—A new microfluidic device containing human cells that faithfully mimics the behavior of the blood-brain barrier is providing new insights into brain inflammation, the silent killer.

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Former Peabody psychology chair Phil Schoggen dies

Jun. 23, 2016—Phil Schoggen, former psychology chair at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, dies at age 92.

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Free symposium on autism, neuroscience and perceptual thinking

May. 18, 2016—“Neuro-diverse: A Symposium on Autism, Neuroscience and Perceptual Thinking” and an associated evening lecture – both free and open to the public – will take place on the Vanderbilt campus Monday, May 23.

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Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study

Apr. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: ‘Educating our highest-risk students’

Jan. 13, 2016—Julie Washington of Georgia State University will present “A Promise to Keep: Educating Our Highest Risk Students” at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.

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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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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Nov. 23, 2015—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Urbano recalled for dedicated leadership, commitment

Sep. 10, 2015—Terri (Mary Theresa) Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, clinical professor of Pediatrics, emerita, died on Aug. 27.

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New program set to explore effects of music on the mind

Sep. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt University is seizing the opportunity to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City.

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Head Start turns 50 – and there’s a Vanderbilt connection

May. 22, 2015—Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver launched the federal Head Start program a half-century ago, bringing early learning opportunities to more than 32 million needy children. None of it would have been possible without the woman whose work he modeled the program after: Peabody College's Susan Gray.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to mark 50th anniversary with Timothy Shriver

May. 1, 2015—In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will hold a community celebration with special guest Tim Shriver.

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New insight into how brain makes memories

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in the brain.

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