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Reporter June 7 2013

Antacids: risky for premature babies

Jun. 12, 2013—Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.

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Factor’s yin-yang tumor effects

Jun. 10, 2013—A factor produced by most malignant cells can both promote and inhibit tumor growth – an insight that is critical to using cancer drugs developed to block this factor.

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Norman named dean of School of Nursing

Jun. 7, 2013—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean pending Board of Trust approval, effective July 1.

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Autism speeds motion perception

Jun. 7, 2013—Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.

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Buntin to chair new Department of Health Policy

Jun. 6, 2013—Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., deputy assistant director for Health at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will become chair of the new Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in late August.

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Event highlights crucial role of philanthropy at VUMC

Jun. 6, 2013—Individuals who provide annual philanthropic support for key areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Canby Robinson Society Reception on May 21.

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Care coordination program eases children’s stress

Jun. 6, 2013—When Melissa and Luke Allen of Cookeville learned that their five-year-old daughter, Annie Lou, needed eye surgery in addition to surgery to repair double hernias, they were overwhelmed.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honors Ohi’s research

Jun. 6, 2013—Puck Ohi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has received the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society SCHOLAR award for his research on the role of enzymes that affect cell division, which has implications for treating cancer and blood disorders like leukemia and lymphoma.

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McBride’s fans band together to support cancer research efforts

Jun. 6, 2013—On Tuesday, award-winning country music star Martina McBride and a group of her fans presented a check for $40,550 in support of cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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VUH named among safest U.S. hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.

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Bone disease doesn’t slow Kid President’s campaign

Jun. 6, 2013—Robby Novak has become known to the world as ‘Kid President,’ an online YouTube sensation spreading a message about how people can “make the world more awesome.”

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VU study identifies new mechanism for cancer development

Jun. 6, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led by a 32-year-old postdoctoral fellow have discovered a new mechanism for the development of cancer that is challenging conventional scientific wisdom.

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