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Reporter Aug 1 2014

Low selenium and lung cancer

Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have found that selenium deficiency may contribute to the racial disparity in lung cancer incidence.

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Drug discovery clues in network map

Aug. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have constructed a network map that could guide the development of new targeted cancer therapies.

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Radiation Oncology’s Malcolm to step down

Aug. 1, 2014—Arnold Malcolm, M.D., MBA, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiation Oncology and chair of the department, will retire from his position as the department’s leader on Dec. 31, after serving in this role since August 2010.

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Anti-inflammatory protein “rheostat” sheds light on leaky blood vessels

Aug. 1, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the protein CRADD counteracts inflammatory injury to endothelial cells, which could assist the development of new therapies for inflammatory vascular disorders.

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Doris Duke awards enhance clinical research training

Jul. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Cyndya Shibao, M.D., MSCI, has received a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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VUMC to bring renewed focus to Elevate principles

Jul. 31, 2014—Affirming that its people are Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s most important asset, the coming year will bring a renewed focus to Elevate, a Medical Center cultural touchstone.

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Grant bolsters biomedical ethics efforts in Mozambique

Jul. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen research ethics capacity in Mozambique.

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Photo: McCreery moment

Jul. 31, 2014—Country music singer and “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery performed for patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

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Cassat lands Burroughs Wellcome Fund award

Jul. 31, 2014—James Cassat, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Award for Medical Scientists.

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VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer research grants

Jul. 31, 2014—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have received multi-year breast cancer research grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Sanders named TRIAD’s new medical director

Jul. 31, 2014—Kevin Sanders, M.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, has been named medical director for the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).

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Photo: Summer research conference

Jul. 31, 2014—Undergraduates from across the country attended a summer research conference at Vanderbilt this week sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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