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Nov. 1, 2011—The Yellow Ribbon Program is helping veterans and their family members pursue education For Erin Gardiner, the decision to pursue a career in medicine was forged on the battlefield. As the executive officer for an Army surgical team stationed in Seoul, South Korea, Gardiner worked with an elite unit designed to mobilize quickly to perform...

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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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Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

May. 13, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Sleep strategy used by night nurses throws off their circadian clocks

Apr. 14, 2011—As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses use sleep deprivation to adjust to working on the night shift, the poorest strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.

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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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Support needed to help nurses tackle substance abuse

Feb. 24, 2011—Support and treatment, not punishment, are needed to help the 10 to 20 percent of U.S. nurses and nursing students who may have problems with substance abuse and addiction.

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