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Reporter April 28 2017

Therapeutic targets for diabetes

May. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have identified novel regulators of insulin-producing beta-cell proliferation and survival, suggesting new targets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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Clue to recurrent C. diff infection

May. 1, 2017—Children who experience recurrent C. diff infections may have fecal inflammatory markers that could predict risk and improve management of these infections.

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Regulating anxiety in the brain

Apr. 28, 2017—Two brain signaling pathways have overlapping functions in regulating anxiety, suggesting that therapeutics aimed at one or the other will impact both.

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Polarity protein role in cell survival

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have identified an unexpected link between cell survival and the polarized delivery of proteins to the surface of mammary epithelial cells.

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Science of Violence and Compassion subject of panel discussion

Apr. 27, 2017—“The Science of Violence and Compassion” is the subject of a panel discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Adventure Science Center.

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Appraisers’ visit is final step of VUMC Nursing’s third Magnet Designation

Apr. 27, 2017—Four appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center are visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week as the final step toward the Medical Center earning a third Magnet Designation.

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Abramson to lead new Department of Radiology innovation program

Apr. 27, 2017—Richard Abramson, M.D., will engage in creative program development as the Department of Radiology’s first Vice Chair for Innovation.

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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

Apr. 27, 2017—Leading cancer investigators from several prominent universities and laboratories will headline the 2017 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat, to be held Thursday, May 4.

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Aronoff elected to microbiology academy

Apr. 27, 2017—Infectious diseases specialist David Aronoff, M.D., recently became one of 73 new fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology.

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Barnett named co-chair of VUSM Admissions Committee

Apr. 27, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., has been named co-chair of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Admissions Committee, effective July 1.

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Hudson to receive Protein Society’s Brändén Award

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University biochemist Billy Hudson, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2017 Carl Brändén Award by The Protein Society for exceptional contributions to science, education and service.

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School of Medicine students recognized with national awards

Apr. 27, 2017—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students were recently recognized with national awards for their accomplishments.

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