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Year in Review 2016

Vanderbilt University graduate student dies in attacks in Israel

Mar. 8, 2016—Taylor Force, 28, a student at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded Tuesday, March 8, in a stabbing attack while on an Owen school trip to Tel Aviv, Israel. All other Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff on the trip are safe.

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Chancellor’s Higher Education Fellowship aims to build leadership pipeline

Feb. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has established a new program to ensure that the university maintains and continues to enhance its strength and stability by cultivating a strong pipeline of potential leaders at Vanderbilt and in higher education.

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VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Feb. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

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Neanderthal DNA has subtle but significant impact on human traits

Feb. 11, 2016—The first study that directly compares Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of a significant population of adults of European ancestry with their clinical records confirms that this archaic genetic legacy has a subtle but significant impact on modern human biology.

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Chancellor Zeppos honored with national diversity award

Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been honored by "Insight Into Diversity" magazine for his commitment to diversity and inclusion with its national Giving Back award.

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Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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