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Author: Doug Campbell

Device helps heart patients ditch blood thinners

Feb. 7, 2019—For the first time in 27 years, Jerry Flowers is looking at life without using blood thinners, thanks to a small device that was implanted in his heart in a clinical trial at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital safety experts warn of TV tip-overs as hidden hazard in homes

Jan. 28, 2019—Now that both Super Bowl teams have been determined, millions of Americans will be tuning in for the biggest sporting attraction of the year. Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hope that as viewers are glued to their TVs for the big game, they will also focus on safety.

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“U.S. News” voting opens in February for “Best Hospitals” rankings

Jan. 25, 2019—Annual voting for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings is expected to open in February. Again this year, online voting for eligible physicians for the adult and children’s hospital surveys will be through Doximity (www.doximity.com). Online voting will remain open for one month. U.S. News determines voting eligibility according...

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Major grant to bolster research on inflammation-related cancers

Jan. 23, 2019—Cancer Research UK has awarded a 20-million-pound grant (about $25 million U.S.) to a team of international investigators, including Vanderbilt’s James Goldenring, MD, PhD, to study inflammation-related cancers.

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Grant to help address complexity of cancer care

Jan. 10, 2019—Jeremy Warner, MD, MS, associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop software that will help clinicians keep up with the increasing complexity of cancer care.

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Event to celebrate VUMC employees set for March 7-8

Jan. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a special employee appreciation event — Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! — to applaud recent successes and acknowledge the many contributions of the Medical Center’s employees during three sessions on March 7-8.

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Hundreds of new blood pressure gene variations discovered

Dec. 31, 2018—  by Bill Snyder In one of the largest studies of its kind, an international research team led by 20 Vanderbilt University scientists has discovered more than 200 new genetic variations associated with high blood pressure. The study, published December 21 by the journal Nature Genetics, also identified specific tissues where blood pressure genes exert...

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2018 a year of growth, achievement for VUMC

Dec. 20, 2018—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018.

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VUMC again featured in multiple national rankings

Dec. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

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Additions, appointments strengthen Medical Center

Dec. 20, 2018—Zeena M. Abdulahad, joined VUMC on Sept. 1 as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. She is responsible for creating a multi-year development plan that will help fund the Medical Center’s strategic priorities.   Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of...

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U.S. News vote is an opportunity to support Vanderbilt’s national reputation

Dec. 19, 2018—Annual voting for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings opens soon. The online reputation surveys for adult hospitals and pediatrics will be distributed through Doximity (www.doximity.com) in February. Beginning this month, a small sample of paper ballots will be mailed to eligible specialists who did not register on Doximity by November 15, 2018....

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Ethics study explores precision medicine’s risks, rewards

Nov. 29, 2018—Precision medicine research — which involves the consolidation of massive amounts of complex data and the widespread sharing of those data for a variety of research studies — offers the prospect of both benefit and harm.

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