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Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging

Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.

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New research reveals environmental pollutant in drinking water is more dangerous than previously understood

May. 26, 2020—Nancy Carrasco has found that the environmental pollutant perchlorate, found in drinking water in 49 states, is more dangerous than we knew.

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Gamazon receives NIH Genomic Innovator Award

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC's Eric Gamazon has received a Genomic Innovator Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the NIH.

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NIH requests comments on proposed animal-welfare regulatory changes for laboratories

Mar. 23, 2018—The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare has issued a Request For Information inviting researchers and other individuals to comment on proposed approaches to reducing regulatory burden with respect to the use of laboratory animals.

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Competition announcement: 2018 NIH S10 Shared and High-End Instrumentation Grants

Feb. 22, 2018—The National Institutes of Health has posted information for the 2018 S10 Shared and High-End Instrumentation Grants programs. These programs and links to their program announcements are: Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (SIG) (link is external): The SIG Program funds grant awards in the $50,000 to $600,000 range. Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research Grant Program (SIFAR)...

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Limited submission opportunity: Brain Research Foundation

Sep. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) is anticipating the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program for 2018.

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New research identifies best coping strategies for kids

Jul. 20, 2017—A comprehensive new Vanderbilt study published in "Psychological Bulletin" outlines which coping strategies work best.

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Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

May. 16, 2017—Survival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions, but their survival comes at a cost.

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2017 omnibus spending bill reaffirms Congress’ commitment to research

May. 10, 2017—Congress has reaffirmed the partnership between the federal government and American research universities by enacting a bipartisan appropriations spending package for fiscal year 2017 that preserves and increases funding for key federal research agencies—including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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