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Master of health professions education degree to commence fall 2011

Mar. 23, 2011—Vanderbilt offers healthcare educators the new Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree through a collaboration among Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSM) and Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

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Peabody ranked top graduate education school for third straight year

Mar. 15, 2011—Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year and the Vanderbilt schools of medicine, nursing and law all ranked in the Top 20 in their fields in the rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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Enzyme protects against inflamed colon

Mar. 7, 2011—Increasing an enzyme required for a type of colon tissue may help dampen inflammation, a known risk factor for colon cancer.

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Chasing Foxd3’s role in stem cells

Mar. 4, 2011—Researchers use genetic manipulations in mice and single-cell analyses to help explain stem cell regulation.

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Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

Mar. 4, 2011—Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

Mar. 3, 2011—A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials.

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Vermund to address prevention of global HIV/AIDS March 22

Mar. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Director Sten Vermund will present “Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS: Old Challenges and New Paradigms” on March 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. HIV/AIDS continues to be a global medical emergency of unprecedented proportions with multiple challenges in prevention, care and treatment, research, infrastructure and...

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Worm gene function? Check the map.

Mar. 3, 2011—New gene expression atlas created for roundworms provides a basis for establishing roles for individual genes in the development of specific cell types.

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A better picture of bone strength

Mar. 2, 2011—A component of some MRI scans reveals that "soft" components, like collagen and collagen-bound water, are important players in bone strength.

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Listen: WRVU co-founder remembers early days of campus radio

Oct. 11, 2010—Dr. Raphael Smith, one of the co-founders of WRVU, is one of six Vanderbilt alumni who will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Smith, who is now a Vanderbilt University professor of medicine, emeritus, provided most of the technical expertise for getting the station built and on the...

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