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National student research symposium brings undergrads from across country to campus

Aug. 9, 2019—More than 150 undergraduates from across the nation who participated in the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented at the program’s 17th annual student research symposium on Aug. 1.

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Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception Aug. 30

Aug. 9, 2019—The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training will hold its annual Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30.

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Williams, Wilkins among Academy for Women of Achievement honorees

Jul. 26, 2019—Two Vanderbilt leaders—Gail Williams and Consuelo Wilkins—will be inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement.

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Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

Jul. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Study shows some generics can cost Medicare recipients more than brand-name drugs

Jul. 11, 2019—Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research by health policy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt team shows how stomach bug can trigger cancer

Jul. 11, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have obtained the first high-resolution image of a molecular “machine” used by the insidious stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to inject a cancer-causing protein into the stomach lining.

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Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science now accepting nominations through Sept. 30

Jul. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science winners are women who have made significant contributions to the science of medicine.

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Nwankwo’s university service enriched by her teaching, research experiences

Jul. 10, 2019—As Ifeoma Nwankwo completes her term as associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, she reflects on her work to advance inclusive innovation across campus.

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Study seeks to expand treatment options for rare airway disease

Jun. 14, 2019—Idiopathic subglottic stenosis is an unexplained narrowing of the windpipe just below the vocal cords. The disease is progressive, slowly affecting the patient’s ability to breathe, and can be fatal due to airway obstruction if left untreated.

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Cardiac toxicity risk factors identified with relapsed multiple myeloma therapy

Jun. 14, 2019—More than half of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with carfilzomib experienced cardiac issues during treatment, according to a multi-institutional study published June 12 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Five interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2019

Jun. 12, 2019—Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost.

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