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Endowed chair holder celebration honors 11 professors

Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.

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Lopez named Vanderbilt’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Aug. 30, 2017—Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University's liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Blair School presents benefit concert for Shade Tree Clinic Sept. 2

Aug. 18, 2017—The Blair School of Music and Blair alumnus Dean Whiteside host this year's benefit concert for the Shade Tree Clinic on Sept. 2.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins awards; annual Levi Watkins lecture set for Oct. 10

Aug. 11, 2017—The School of Medicine announces the date of the 16th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture and also seeks nominations for the annual faculty and student awards named in his honor.

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Vanderbilt begins Phase 1 trials of new Alzheimer’s drug

Aug. 7, 2017—Developed at Vanderbilt, VU319 is designed to precisely target a specific neuron receptor associated with cognitive function while avoiding potentially dangerous side effects.

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More than 120 undergrads gain graduate-level research experience through VSSA

Aug. 4, 2017—Students hosted by the elite Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented their research—from stem cells to Zika—at the 15th annual Student Research Symposium held Aug. 3 at the Engineering and Science Building.

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Educational journey begins for new medical students

Aug. 3, 2017—As family members, friends and faculty gathered in 208 Light Hall, many with cell phones positioned to capture the moment, Bonnie Miller, M.D., MMHC, welcomed them to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s (VUSM) annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, and then turned to the first-year students and asked a simple question.

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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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Support first-year School of Medicine Ph.D. students through ‘Simple Beginnings’

Jul. 20, 2017—Sponsor a lab coat for a new biomedical sciences doctoral student in the School of Medicine through the Simple Beginnings program.

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Eskind Biomedical Library to close for transformative renovation

Jul. 5, 2017—The Eskind Biomedical Library will close Aug. 1 for a a yearlong renovation, and updated information on services and collections will be available on the library's homepage.

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Device helps ICU patients by filtering out noise from medical alarms

Jun. 21, 2017—A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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