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Study reveals opioid patients face multiple barriers to treatment

Jul. 12, 2018—In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.

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Team explores diabetes drug’s ability to treat RSV infection

Jul. 12, 2018—A drug used to treat diabetes, liraglutide, may point to new therapies for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis — inflammation and obstruction of the lungs’ small airways.

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‘Vandy Goes to War’ exhibit opens in Central Library

Jul. 11, 2018—"Vandy Goes to War," an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt's campus, is on display in the Central Library lobby through Reunion/Homecoming weekend.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study

Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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Mom may pass bacteria to baby in utero: Study

Jul. 5, 2018—New findings by Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp and colleagues provide the first account of bacterial signatures in mammalian fetal intestinal tissue. The results suggest that bacterial DNA moves from the mother’s microbiome into the fetal intestine, which may be a critical stimulus for normal mucosal immune development.

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Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt come together to explore cellular processes

Jul. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to address pressing problems in biology.

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Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt come together to explore cellular processes

Jul. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to tackle some of the most pressing problems in biology.

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Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar now open for female graduate students in biomedical sciences

Jul. 2, 2018—Nominations for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open for female graduate students in the biomedical sciences. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at 5 p.m. 

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Walker named director of Eskind Biomedical Library

Jun. 27, 2018—Philip Walker has been named director of Vanderbilt's Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, which will reopen Aug. 1 after extensive renovations.

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An unlikely spot in Lincoln Center acknowledges Rockefeller support of Vanderbilt

Jun. 25, 2018—The only public acknowledgement of the Rockefeller family's financial support of Vanderbilt is found in an unlikely venue: the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Read more from this story in the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine.'

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VUSM lauded by Gold Humanism Honor Society as Distinguished Chapter

Jun. 21, 2018—The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s (GHHS) Program Committee has recognized the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine chapter as a “2018 Distinguished GHHS Chapter.”

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Vanderbilt hosts National Transformation Network to discuss “Triple Aim” of medical education

Jun. 21, 2018—The National Transformation Network, a collaborative of seven medical schools that seeks to transform medical education by focusing on its “Triple Aim” — character, caring and competence, met at Vanderbilt on June 14-15 for its semi-annual in-person meeting.

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