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Reporter Aug 8 2014

Impact of philanthropy drives faculty members

Aug. 7, 2014—For Vanderbilt faculty members Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., Hal Moses, M.D., and Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., the lessons about the importance of giving came early.

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PM&R residency program gains ACGME approval

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) will welcome its first class of residents next summer. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the new residency program to begin in July 2015.

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Conn lands Javits Neuroscience Investigator award

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., has won a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for discoveries that could lead to new treatments for anxiety, schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

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Health coaching certificate program to debut

Aug. 7, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing Service, and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have come together to sponsor a health coaching certificate program starting this fall.

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VU lands award for promoting healthy lifestyles

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt earned a 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award for the second year in a row.

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VUMC oncology programs recognized 

Aug. 7, 2014—Becker’s Hospital Review has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.”

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Frontiers in Biochemistry lecture series starts Aug. 22

Aug. 7, 2014—The Vanderbilt University community is invited to attend “Frontiers in Biochemistry,” a new seminar series that will be held at noon on Fridays in 214 Light Hall beginning this month.

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Wilkerson Center opens Lebanon clinic

Aug. 7, 2014—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center opened a Hearing and Speech Clinic last week at 1670 Main St., Suite 130, in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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Novel treatment strengthens bones in genetic disease

Aug. 7, 2014—An enzyme therapy may prevent skeletal abnormalities associated with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type-1, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

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Nursing students shine at pin ceremony

Aug. 7, 2014—More than 300 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students were recognized for completing their programs of study during a pinning ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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Medical Scholars Program sees success

Aug. 7, 2014—Applicants to the Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Program, a yearlong, in-depth research experience, have been successful in obtaining both internal and external research funding this year.

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Study tracks new end-stage renal disease therapy

Aug. 7, 2014—Researchers in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology conducted a Phase 3 clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug to treat patients with end-stage renal disease.

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