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VUCast: Why overweight women lose at work

Dec. 1, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!

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Vanderbilt’s neurovascular chip project moves into new phase

Nov. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers will play a key role in the second phase of the federal "tissue chip for drug screening" program.

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Vanderbilt University and Medical Center take steps to ensure continued vibrancy and growth

Nov. 14, 2014—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the institution is embarking on a process to reconfigure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from the university. The move will give the medical center increased financial independence while preserving and growing the collaboration that has resulted in Vanderbilt's research, education and medical excellence.

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Vanderbilt University and Medical Center Announce Steps to Strengthen Future

Nov. 14, 2014—Today, Vanderbilt University announced the institution is embarking on a process to re-configure VUMC as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from Vanderbilt University. The two organizations will remain tightly woven together by mission, academic programs, and the respected Vanderbilt name. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, will lead...

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Message from the Chancellor about steps to ensure continued vibrancy and growth for VU and VUMC

Nov. 14, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are recognized throughout our country and around the globe as leaders in education, research, service to humanity and medical excellence. We have long benefited from shared institutional goals and values. Bolstered by all ten colleges and schools sharing a single campus and...

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Overnight road closure near hospital entrance continues Nov. 17-21

Nov. 13, 2014—The north entrance drive for Vanderbilt University Hospital will be closed from Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21, between 10 p.m.–4:30 a.m. each night.

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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Overnight road closures near hospital entrance scheduled Nov. 10-14

Nov. 5, 2014—The north entrance drive for Vanderbilt University Hospital will be closed from Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 14, between 10 p.m.–4:30 a.m.

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Vanderbilt researchers isolate Ebola-fighting human antibodies for possible treatment

Oct. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have isolated Ebola-fighting human antibodies – the first of their kind – that could lead to a new treatment for the deadly virus.

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Capstone app project for MOOC to manage cancer patients’ pain

Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Brain surgery through the cheek

Oct. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a surgical robot designed to perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek instead of the skull.

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