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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Couple’s gift expands legacy of hearing, speech research

Oct. 11, 2018—Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, might not have become a worldwide authority on pediatric hearing loss if she hadn’t been looking for something to do during study hall in her high school years in Memphis. One day, she and a friend volunteered to work in a classroom with deaf children.

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New fellowship bolsters transplant nurse training

Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing has launched the Jerita Payne Transplant Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, one of the first of its kind in the country.

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Study explores risk factors for acoustic neuroma growth

Aug. 23, 2018—Surgeons face a delicate proposition when treating acoustic neuromas, benign tumors on the nerve that affect hearing and balance. Removing small tumors through surgery and radiation can cause complications such as the loss of hearing, when the tumors may not grow and impact quality of life for years. But not removing them can allow them to grow and be more difficult to remove and pose even greater risks.

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Results show on-site clinics lower school district care costs

Aug. 9, 2018—Onsite health clinics that provide primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district’s health care costs, according to a new study that found these outcomes at Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinics at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

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New audiology clinic makes debut in Green Hills

Aug. 2, 2018—Adult patients now have a convenient new option for hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and fittings and other services with the opening of a new audiology clinic in Green Hills.

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Minority undergrads get exposure to nursing careers

Jul. 26, 2018—Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.

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New publication highlights research by VUMC nurses

Jul. 12, 2018—Nurse researchers have a powerful new outlet to share their work with the Vanderbilt community. It’s called The Empowered Nurse, a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal for and about nursing research. The Office of Nursing Research released the first issue in May in celebration of Nurses Week.

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How providers receive feedback plays crucial role in antimicrobial stewardship programs

Jun. 7, 2018—Antimicrobial resistance continues to increase, and antimicrobial stewardship programs are developing plans to report antimicrobial use in order to reduce and optimize the use of antibiotics.

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Address highlights VUMC Nursing’s achievements, progress

May. 24, 2018—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, recounted an epic year for Vanderbilt Nursing and looked ahead to a bright future in her 2018 State of Nursing address on May 22.

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Study finds acetaminophen helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in children following cardiac surgery

May. 24, 2018—Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures, according to a Vanderbilt study just published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Music, Mind and Society program growing fast

May. 17, 2018—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has designated the Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt as a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab for its focus on the arts, health and socio-emotional well-being in families of children with and without autism spectrum disorder.

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Study finds acetaminophen helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in children following cardiac surgery

May. 14, 2018—Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures, according to a Vanderbilt study just published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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