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Reporter Aug 14 2015

Rathmell to direct Division of Hematology and Oncology

Aug. 13, 2015—W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Professor for Translational Science and associate director for Training and Education at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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Grant bolsters Clinical Data Research Network

Aug. 13, 2015—The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network, led by Vanderbilt University’s Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P., has been approved for a three-year, $8.5 million funding award from the independent Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to expand its efforts to improve healthcare throughout the Southeast.

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Macara lands award to explore cancer cell behavior

Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Ian Macara, Ph.D., has won an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) — nearly $6.6 million over seven years — to support the “unusual potential” of his research, which seeks to understand and predict cancer cell “behavior.”

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VUMC transitions to Medical Grade Wireless connectivity

Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt University IT (VUIT) and Health IT have partnered with the Center for Medical Interoperability to deliver improved, more reliable wireless connectivity for clinical devices throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Million Veteran Program data spurs research in pharmacogenomics of kidney disease

Aug. 13, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt and Nashville VA researchers, led by Adriana Hung, M.D., MPH, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use the Million Veteran Program (MVP) data to conduct diabetes research.

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Kennedy Center for Excellence lands five-year renewal grant

Aug. 13, 2015—The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to continue the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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New TRIAD roles allow for expanded autism services

Aug. 13, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is changing its leadership structure to keep pace with its rapidly expanding portfolio of autism training, services and research.

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VUSN students work Room In The Inn health event

Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students helped more than 85 members of Nashville’s transient population during a recent Room In The Inn health event.

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Morgan named to NIH neuroimaging study section

Aug. 13, 2015—Victoria Morgan, Ph.D., associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section in the Center for the Scientific Review (CSR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Fleischer honored by national radiology board

Aug. 13, 2015—Arthur C. Fleischer, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, is the recipient of a Lifetime Service Award from the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

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Simmons strives to make a difference in children’s lives

Aug. 13, 2015—Jill Simmons, M.D., encounters medical mysteries that have the makings of a science fiction film or novel.

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Protein ‘clumping’ linked to severe form of genetic epilepsy

Aug. 13, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University for the first time have demonstrated in a mouse model that aggregation, the “clumping together” of abnormal proteins, can contribute to a severe form of genetic epilepsy.

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