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Reporter Sept 28 2012

Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Sep. 27, 2012—Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

Sep. 27, 2012—Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world.

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Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults.

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Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program takes shape

Sep. 27, 2012—The Chemical and Physical Biology Admissions (CPB-A) Program, an inter-departmental first-year graduate admissions program at Vanderbilt University, has been renamed the Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) Program.

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New teams set to pioneer quality, safety

Sep. 27, 2012—This year’s Vanderbilt Quality and Patient Safety Pioneer Program is under way with a new set of teams ready to launch.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Sep. 27, 2012—Nationally known bioethicist R. Alta Charo, J.D., of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, speaks about pharmaceutical development at her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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VU Research Studio Program lauded at AAMC meeting

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Clinical and Translational Research Studio program has won the Award with Distinction for Innovations in Research Training and Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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New VU blog a place for parents, caregivers to connect

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is inviting people to participate in Wishing Well, a new blog designed to connect and engage the community, patient families, doctors, nurses and others who raise and care for babies and children.

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International medicine, ethics focus of resident’s book

Sep. 27, 2012—Second-year General Surgery resident Anji Wall, M.D., Ph.D., hasn’t yet decided her surgical specialty, but she’s already written the book on ethics and international medicine, literally.

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Photo: Lung Cancer Partnership

Sep. 27, 2012—Caroline Nebhan, right, a fourth-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, explains a cancer research experiment to advocates from the National Lung Cancer Partnership who toured Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center during their recent meeting in Nashville. Nebhan, who works in the research laboratory of William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., is studying the effects of a specific cancer...

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Young athlete’s case illustrates concussion’s lingering effects

Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.

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