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Spraggins, Caprioli win $13.6M from NIH to create “atlases” of the brain, kidney and eye

Nov. 17, 2022—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.

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A Path Forward: Amid an unprecedented mental health crisis, Vanderbilt research provides new insights, possible solutions

Nov. 6, 2022—Psychologists and psychiatrists have sometimes struggled to keep up with the multiplying mental health challenges posed by the pandemic and other recent events, but through studies and interventions, Vanderbilt faculty members are providing new insight...

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Five from Vanderbilt participate in SEC Emerging Scholars Program

Nov. 1, 2022—Five Vanderbilt graduate students recently participated in the SEC Networking and Career Fair hosted by the University of Missouri, part of the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars announced earlier this year.

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Vanderbilt-Ancora partnership advances research for rare form of epilepsy 

Oct. 26, 2022—Research in the Weaver lab leads to discoveries that help secure partnership with Ancora Innovation LLC.  “Vanderbilt is at the forefront of genetic research. By understanding the genetic causes of disease opens exciting new opportunities to develop dr...

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Vanderbilt brain scientist Kari Hoffman wins $3.8M grant to test assumptions about learning and memory

Sep. 20, 2022—Hoffman will use new immersion and brain recording technology to test memory circuits in the brain that are known to play a role in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, brain trauma and the most common type of seizures.

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Vanderbilt biologists discover genetic pathways linking the immune and circulatory systems of mosquitoes during infection

Sep. 6, 2022—Julián F. Hillyer, professor of biological sciences, and his research team discovered how mosquito immune and circulatory systems are related. This work may lead to the development of novel strategies that protect beneficial insects or harm detrimental...

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Vanderbilt CLACX awarded $1.7 million to build Latin American curriculum, enhance language training

Aug. 17, 2022—The National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships program grants will further the university’s global mission through building curriculum, enhancing language training and promoting public awareness about Latin America.

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Harvey receives prestigious Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, a first for Vanderbilt

Aug. 11, 2022—Associate Professor of Anthropology T.S. Harvey has been awarded a Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship—a first for a Vanderbilt faculty member—for his environmental justice and public health work in Guatemala. Harvey is one of only two 2022 recipients of...

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Research Snapshot: Researchers create algorithm to help predict cancer risk associated with tumor variants

Aug. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have developed an active machine learning approach to predict the effects of tumor variants of unknown significance, or VUS, on sensitivity to chemotherapy. Characterizing VUS can maximize clinical care and precision medicine for...

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Barrera-Osorio, Dustan receive $400,000 grant to study public-private schools in Bogotá, Colombia

Aug. 8, 2022—Governments of lower- and middle-income countries increasingly are turning to public-private partnerships to operate schools as an alternative to traditional public schools. Vanderbilt professors Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Andrew Dustan have received a ...

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