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Woodman receives Troland Research Award

Jan. 19, 2016—The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Geoffrey Woodman, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, will receive a 2016 Troland Research Award.

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Electric eels deliver Taser-like shocks

Dec. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt biologist has determined that electric eels possess an electroshock system uncannily similar to a Taser.

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Four professors elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Feb. 26, 2014—Four biomedical engineering professors in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering have been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

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Two named to National Academies’ advisory board

Sep. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Roger D. Cone, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., have been appointed to the National Academies’ Board on Life Sciences, which advises the government and scientific community on a wide range of topics, from stem cell research to bioterrorism.

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Vanderbilt neuroscientist honored by National Academy of Sciences

Jan. 17, 2013—Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, is one of 18 scientists who have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological and social sciences.

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Ten ways to rescue research universities

Jul. 19, 2012—According to economic studies, somewhere between 30 to 50 percent of the United States’ current gross national product is based on products and technologies that have their origin in the nation’s research laboratories.

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Two Vanderbilt professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt's Larry Bartels and Randolph Blake were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government on science and technology.

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