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Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners

May. 16, 2013—While physicians and nurse practitioners agree on general principles, survey reveals differences on specific policies Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School...

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Workshop on biomedical research funding opportunities May 21-22

May. 8, 2013—A workshop on how to generate biomedical research funding opportunities will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Medical Center North, Room C2209. The workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Buttrick Hall, Room 101. The workshop is part of an effort to attract private...

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New online system helps researchers share information

Apr. 11, 2013—A new Web-based scientific information management system called “Labnodes” is helping Vanderbilt University investigators collaborate and get more bang for their research bucks.

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Women with elite education opting out of full-time careers

Apr. 8, 2013—...first-of-its-kind research by Vanderbilt professor of law and economics Joni Hersch shows that female graduates of elite undergraduate universities are working much fewer hours than their counterparts from less selective institutions.

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VUCast: The vital economic impact Vanderbilt is having on Tennessee, stereo smelling in animals, and the viral video that hit 2 million views

Feb. 21, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: VITAL STATS: Together Vanderbilt and Tennessee make a great pair. See the vital economic impact we’re having on each other. STEREO SMELLING: Why some animals smell in stereo CUTE GONE VIRAL: See the viral video by a Vanderbilt employee with more than two million views.

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Gunshot study inspires violence prevention program

Jan. 17, 2013—This past fall, 150 sixth graders at Cameron College Prep middle school completed a violence prevention program that was the end result of an idea formed years before in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center operating room.

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Vanderbilt partners with Nightly Business Report to provide research and expertise

Jan. 8, 2013—Through a new educational enterprise called NBR-U, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Stanford and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will offer timely research and expert analysis of top business issues.

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Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Chancellor Zeppos: Irresponsible cuts to research will curtail innovation

Dec. 6, 2012—"Our scientists and engineers are making discoveries today that will lead to unimaginable technological breakthroughs tomorrow in medicine, energy and technology. Without long-term sustained federal investments in science and engineering research, these discoveries simply will not be made," write Chancellor Zeppos and University of Tennessee president Joseph Di Pietro in The Tennessean.

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

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Study tracks antioxidants’ role in prostate tumor growth

Nov. 15, 2012—Antioxidants promote cell growth in a mouse model of prostate cancer, Vanderbilt researchers report in the journal PLoS ONE. The findings provide insight into the recent controversy regarding antioxidants and prostate cancer prevention.

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VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.

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