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Lecture on social media and diabetes education March 23

Mar. 21, 2012—Using social media to communicate and educate about diabetes is the topic of a lunchtime lecture on March 23. Shelagh Mulvaney, assistant professor of nursing, biomedical informatics and pediatrics at Vanderbilt, will discuss “The Rules of Engagement: Using Social Technologies to Enhance Diabetes Education” at noon Friday, March 23, in Preston Research Building, Room 206....

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Shepherd to discuss ‘Nobel Women’ at Woman’s Club lunch event

Mar. 8, 2012—Virginia Shepherd, professor of pathology and science education at Vanderbilt, will discuss Nobel Prize-awarded women from several aspects – their educational backgrounds and opportunities, their families, their scientific contributions and their acceptance by colleagues – on Thursday, March 29, at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. The talk is part of the popular Dyer Lecture and Lunch Series...

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GIVME seeking research and project proposals

Mar. 7, 2012—The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine is now accepting proposals for Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education (GIVME), which seeks to fund innovative pilot research and development projects for teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt School of Medicine faculty, fellows and house staff may submit proposals for UME, GME, CME and Laboratory Sciences...

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Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture scheduled for March 1

Feb. 23, 2012—Antonio M. Gotto Jr., a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumnus and emeritus vice president and provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, will discuss “Dyslipidemia and CHD: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going?” at noon Thursday, March 1, in Light Hall, Room 208. Gotto’s talk is the 2012 Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture...

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Flexner Lecture to discuss medical school curriculum reform

Feb. 13, 2012—Daniel D. Federman, the Carl W. Walter Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
 at Harvard Medical School, will present 
“Curriculum Reform and Development at HMS: Lessons Learned” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 208 Light Hall. Federman’s talk is the 2012 Flexner Lecture in Medical Education at Vanderbilt. Lunch will be provided with an...

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Hill to be inducted to Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Jan. 25, 2012—George C. Hill has been named a 2012 inductee to the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Hill is the Levi Watkins Jr. Professor and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt. He also serves as assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and special assistant to the provost and vice chancellor for health affairs....

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Flexner recalled for compassion, devotion

Jan. 5, 2012—The halls of VUMC are a little quieter today. John M. Flexner, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, whose booming voice and outgoing personality were a part of the Medical Center since his arrival here in 1954, died surrounded by family at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Dec. 27. He was 85. Dr. Flexner was a U.S....

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Health care crisis subject of School of Medicine Dean’s Lecture

Nov. 14, 2011—Larry Van Horn, executive director of health affairs at Owen Graduate School of Management, will discuss “Our Health Care Crisis: A Mathematical Examination” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 214 Light Hall. It is the latest installment in the School of Medicine’s Dean’s Lecture Series. Contact: Sarah Creekmore Woodall, (615) 322-5007 sarah.c.woodall@vanderbilt.edu

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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances

Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.

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Historian will discuss smallpox epidemics Oct. 21

Oct. 17, 2011—Michael Willrich, associate professor of history at Brandeis University, will discuss his book Pox: An American History at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Willrich’s book tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck America and its overseas territories around the turn of the 20th century, spurring the...

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