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‘This is Public Health’ virtual fair set for July 8

Jul. 6, 2020—Thinking about a career in public health? Explore multiple public health schools and programs during a virtual event on Wednesday, July 8.

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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020

Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Leader in Vanderbilt drug discovery efforts, Craig Lindsley named interim editor-in-chief of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

Jun. 12, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology, has been named interim editor-in-chief of the journal "ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science."

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Target trials support drug safety in pregnant patients

May. 28, 2020—A new paper proposes an ethical way to test drug safety during pregnancy by using electronic health data to conduct "virtual" drug trials.

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Research probes why COVID-19 seems to spare young children

May. 28, 2020—Lung disease experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children.

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Churchwell to lead Vanderbilt’s diversity, inclusivity initiatives in permanent role

May. 27, 2020—André L. Churchwell has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University after serving in the interim role since June 2019.

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New research reveals environmental pollutant in drinking water is more dangerous than previously understood

May. 26, 2020—Nancy Carrasco has found that the environmental pollutant perchlorate, found in drinking water in 49 states, is more dangerous than we knew.

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The Front Lines: Vanderbilt physicians, researchers join worldwide fight against COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—From the front lines of patient care to collaborating with scientists across the globe searching for treatments and vaccines, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University researchers have been working for months to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Study to determine rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children

May. 14, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading a nationwide study to determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children and their families.

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Study finds newborn opioid withdrawal rates show evidence of stabilizing

May. 14, 2020—Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome have plateaued after 20 years of increasing frequency across the country, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

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Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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What We Trained For: Medical school class president speaks about moving forward during pandemic

May. 5, 2020—As the Vanderbilt campus braced itself to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through a series of proactive measures in March, School of Medicine class president Varun Menon, MD'20, shared some thoughts on his experience of being a medical student during the unprecedented outbreak.

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