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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Couple’s bequest allows them to reciprocate the gift of life

Nov. 21, 2019—Larry and Sue Hill, of Norris, Tennessee, decided after Larry’s life-saving kidney transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012 that they weren’t satisfied just saying thank you and moving on. They wanted to pay it forward.

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Effort to remove penicillin allergy labels seeing success

Oct. 17, 2019—A program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit has successfully removed penicillin allergy labels from more than 45 inpatients at high risk to receive antibiotics, but whose penicillin allergies were low risk.

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Vaccine study seeks to halt flu’s most severe side effects

Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a multicenter national study to evaluate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for preventing the flu’s most serious side effects — admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), organ failure and death.

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Churchwell named to Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

Aug. 26, 2019—Andre Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named to the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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Master of Genetic Counseling program debuts inaugural class

Aug. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has welcomed its first class of students seeking a Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree.

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Event celebrates impact of philanthropy at VUMC

May. 16, 2019—More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society, the Canby Robinson Legacy Circle and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC redefine personalized care.

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VUMC and TGen receive $6.1 million in grants to study deadly lung disease

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope and the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Arizona, have received a $3.5 million federal grant to study the cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) the nation’s most common and severe form of fibrotic lung disease.

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Master of Genetic Counseling degree program to begin in fall

Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is in the process of selecting its first class of students seeking a Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree, one of the fastest growing health professions in the country.

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Counselors guide patients in interpreting genetic tests

Feb. 7, 2019—Certified genetic counselors (CGCs) are among the first faces that patients see once accepted into Vanderbilt’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) where hopefully they will gain a diagnosis.

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Cancer fight personal for VICC Ambassadors chair

Nov. 29, 2018—Cancer made itself known to Ashley Larcinese in 2004 for the first time — when she was earning a graduate degree in information technology from Belmont University and was introduced to Nashville entrepreneur Sonny Clark, the mentor who took her under his wing and helped launch her career. He was fighting leukemia at the time.

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New center formed to treat, study ICU delirium, dementia

Oct. 4, 2018—Millions of patients in intensive care units each year develop delirium during their hospitalization and often leave the hospital with cognitive deficits similar to those suffering from traumatic brain injury or mild Alzheimer’s disease.

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VUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network site gains NIH renewal

Sep. 27, 2018—by Nancy Humphrey Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), part of a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been funded by the NIH for another four years. The new funding cycle began Sept. 1. VUMC is one of seven sites around the country selected in 2014 that will...

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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