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Infectious diseases foundation honors VUMC’s Schaffner

Apr. 4, 2013—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is awarding William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, with its John P. Utz Leadership Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to their profession and to the NFID.

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Chancellor: Four ideas will define Vanderbilt’s destiny

Apr. 3, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced four foundational ideas that will guide Vanderbilt as it defines itself in a new century during a speech April 3 at Spring Faculty Assembly.

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Dillehay, Barz and three others win awards at Faculty Assembly

Apr. 3, 2013—Five Vanderbilt faculty were recognized with awards at the Spring Faculty Assembly, including an ethnomusicologist who fights the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and a champion for minority students in gifted education programs.

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Spring Faculty Assembly set for April 3

Mar. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt’s annual Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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VUCast Newscast: Healthy Inspiration

Jan. 25, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: A healthy inspiration sparks a breakthrough program fighting childhood obesity. Is it the flu? A special tool to check your symptoms at home. Why this Vanderbilt student wants to be ‘King of the Nerds’  

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Schaffner lauded for epidemiology contributions

Sep. 20, 2012—William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award, in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the discipline of epidemiology.

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce mortality for influenza patients

Dec. 19, 2011—Statins, traditionally known as cholesterol-lowering drugs, may reduce mortality among patients hospitalized with influenza, according to a new study released online by The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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Department of Preventive Medicine will expand, be re-named

Jun. 2, 2011—After a storied history of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and advocacy in the fields of prevention and public health, Vanderbilt’s Department of Preventive Medicine is expanding and will be re-named.

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Kudos

May. 5, 2011—Learn about the latest awards, appointments and achievements of Vanderbilt's faculty and staff.

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Elephants can transmit TB to humans

Mar. 11, 2011—Elephants can transmit TB to humans, researchers at the CDC, Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University have reported.

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