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New staph virulence factor

Jun. 28, 2018—The new factor, an enzyme involved in host-pathogen interactions, may be a viable target for treating staph infections.

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Heart disease incidence down for men in Tennessee

Jun. 14, 2017—There's good and bad news in the new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card.

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Free events planned for National Public Health Week April 3–7

Mar. 28, 2017—The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program has a full slate of free campus events planned for National Public Health Week.

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Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work

Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.

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Dittus named to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Oct. 6, 2016—Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named to the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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State public health award named for Schaffner

Sep. 18, 2014—The Tennessee Public Health Association and the Tennessee Medical Association are collaborating to establish the “William Schaffner, M.D., Public Health Hero Award,” to be presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary efforts in the advancement of public health in Tennessee.

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Politics of Health Conference is Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 9, 2013—The Politics of Health Conference Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt is a free event that will speak to the scale, urgency and intimacy of health as a critical American economic and political issue.

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VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

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Chronic diseases in Africa topic of VUSM dean’s lecture Sept. 27

Sep. 24, 2011—Michelle Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the H
arvard School of Public Health, will talk about “The Next Health Frontier: Chronic Diseases in Africa” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Light Hall, Room 208. Holmes will give the David Satcher Lecture as part of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean’s...

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Investigator’s work leads to simpler latent TB therapy

Jul. 29, 2011—New research on tuberculosis offers an important development in preventing the centuries-old disease.

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