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Researcher plays key role in studies that point to novel target for treating arrhythmias

Jan. 16, 2009—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism associated with abnormal heart rhythms – arrhythmias – which account for about 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Their findings, reported recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to novel arrhythmia treatments. The first author of the current report, Franz Baudenbacher, assistant...

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Biomedical Engineering News


Vanderbilt named among FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Jan. 15, 2009—For the first time Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in FORTUNE magazine’s annual survey, and it is the first educational institution to ever be named to the list. The No. 98 ranking released Jan. 22 encompasses approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University and...

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Alumni News


David Dyer appointed president, CEO of Chico’s

Jan. 8, 2009—  Chico’s FAS, Inc. announced Jan. 8 that David F. Dyer, who formerly served as president and chief executive officer of both Tommy Hilfiger and Land’s End, has been appointed president and CEO of Chico’s FAS, Inc. Dyer has been a Chico’s director since 2007 and will remain on the board. Ross E. Roeder has...

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Alum at Baylor College of Medicine named Cullen Trust fellow

Jan. 5, 2009—The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Physician/Scientist Fellowship Program has awarded a one-year fellowship to first-year student of Baylor College of Medicine. Lin, who graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a bachelor of engineering, electrical engineering and mathematics, hopes to pursue the field of radiology as well as focus on MRI...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Sanjiv Gokhale is ASCE Fellow

Jan. 1, 2009—Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of the practice in civil engineering and director of the Construction Management Program, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Gokhale is a structural engineer and has been involved in the design, construction, and program management of a variety of institutional, commercial, and recreational facilities. He...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


VUSE grad is named Los Alamos deputy director

Dec. 10, 2008—Los Alamos National Laboratory recently announced that Isaac “Ike” Richardson has been selected to be the new deputy director, effective February 1, 2009. Richardson will replace Jan Van Prooyen, who – after three years at the Laboratory and a distinguished 43-year career in national security matters – has announced his plans to retire in early...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Dean travels to Capitol to help push nation’s technology, education initiatives

Dec. 8, 2008—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth Galloway and U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon (D-6) are among experts convening Dec. 11 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on Pennsylvania Avenue. The conference is titled, “Partnering for American Competitiveness.” Thursday’s event is the sequel to a national Science and Technology Summit held last summer at...

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Alumni News


$7.5 million federal grant to support new imaging program

Dec. 8, 2008—  The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to establish a new imaging program. The five-year grant will support the Vanderbilt In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center, which will provide enhanced scientific and technical resources to develop innovative...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


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