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Reporter Sept 22 2017

Excess dietary manganese increases risk of staph infection in heart

Sep. 21, 2017—Too much dietary manganese — an essential trace mineral found in leafy green vegetables, fruits and nuts — promotes infection of the heart by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”).

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Special symposium to honor Moses’ cancer research contributions is Oct. 11

Sep. 21, 2017—A research symposium honoring the career of Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., who founded and served as director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been slated for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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New lab formulary improves quality, cuts cost

Sep. 21, 2017—An effort at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to enhance clinical decision making through cross-departmental collaboration and effective use of diagnostics has improved patient care and saved the institution more than $1 million in 2016, VUMC officials reported this week.

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Pancreatic islets study may spur diabetes treatment advances

Sep. 21, 2017—Investigators in the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (VDRTC) and collaborators at Stanford University have discovered new insights into the molecular mechanisms of cell proliferation in juvenile human pancreatic islets, information that could lead to new treatments for diabetes.

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VUSN names Kleinpell assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship

Sep. 21, 2017—Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing.

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Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 13

Sep. 21, 2017—Jacob Corn, Ph.D., a pioneer in next-generation genome editing at the University of California Berkeley, will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum Oct. 13 at the Student Life Center.

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Grant supports Oates’ research on acetaminophen and stroke

Sep. 21, 2017—John Oates, M.D., a pioneering clinical pharmacologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to support studies of the stroke-reducing potential of acetaminophen.

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University of Kansas honors Lindsley’s pharmacology research

Sep. 21, 2017—Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has been honored by the University of Kansas with the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Lectureship for his outstanding contributions to the fields of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology.

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A visit from the Hulk

Sep. 21, 2017—Special guests from Nashville’s Comic Con and Wizard World convention recently visited patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Dedicated volunteers help drive Flulapalooza’s success

Sep. 21, 2017—The floors are in, the tent is up, the vaccine and supplies are stocked and the volunteers are ready for the annual 12-hour vaccination marathon known as Flulapalooza, set for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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Sharing the stage

Sep. 21, 2017—Legendary actor Ed Asner shared the stage with Vanderbilt’s Joseph (Jay) Smith Jr., M.D., at the Franklin Theatre Saturday night after Asner performed his sold-out show “A Man and His Prostate.”

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‘Boot camp’ draws critical care nurses from across nation

Sep. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s already significant population of nurse practitioners and physician assistants swelled by more than 350 people recently, as attendees from 39 states came for the sixth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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