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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Benefits of smoking cessation take time: study

Nov. 15, 2018—It can take up to 16 years for a smoker's body to return to the same state of health as a non-smoker, but significant benefits do begin to appear right away, according to new research by Meredith Duncan.

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New faculty: Jeanette Bauchat

Nov. 12, 2018—Jeanette Bauchat is associate professor of anesthesiology.

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Nominations open for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Nov. 5, 2018—Nominations for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m.

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School of Medicine seeking nominations for Research Staff Awards

Nov. 2, 2018—Nominations for the School of Medicine Research Staff Awards are now open. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m.

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Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

Nov. 1, 2018—Jeffrey Rathmell and colleagues show that a drug that inhibits glutamine metabolism — currently in clinical trials as an anticancer agent — might also be useful as a treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

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Team seeks to identify immune response to influenza

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers led by Buddy Creech are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.

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Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

Oct. 26, 2018—The grant will allow Charles Caskey to lead research into using ultrasound as an image-guided therapy for drug delivery.

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Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Oct. 26, 2018—A new link between a support protein within the brain's white matter and known Alzheimer's biomarkers discovered by Angela Jefferson and colleagues bring researchers a step toward earlier and more precise detection of neuropathology underlying cognitive impairment that may lead to new targeted therapies

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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Oct. 25, 2018—Katherine Rothamel, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Carpenter named director, to boost Public Policy Studies

Oct. 25, 2018—Kitt Carpenter, recently named director of the College of Arts and Science's Public Policy Studies, is working to boost the program's appeal to an even wider set of Vanderbilt students.

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Miller to retire; Brady named successor as senior associate dean for health sciences education

Oct. 17, 2018—After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, senior associate dean for health sciences education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will retire from her leadership position July 1, 2019. Miller will be succeeded by Donald Brady, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and continuing professional development.

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