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Dill’s role expanded to Sr. VP of Medical Center Engagement

Sep. 20, 2018—Stuart Dill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Director of The Office of Engagement, has been named Sr. VP, Medical Center Engagement with an expanded leadership role, including oversight of VUMC’s Strategic Marketing Department.

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Heart Walk 2018

Sep. 20, 2018—The money is still rolling in, but it appears that the Greater Nashville Heart Walk will raise close to $2 million in its fight against heart disease and stroke as well as provide funding for public and professional education and community service programs.

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Diabetes drug may prevent cancer

Sep. 14, 2018—The research suggests that metformin should be further studied clinically for the prevention of liver cancer.

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How microvilli form

Sep. 13, 2018—A protein called IRTKS helps build the microvilli that form the border of cells in the intestines, explaining why the protein is a frequent target of gut pathogens.

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Honoring Byrd

Sep. 13, 2018—Members of the Byrd family gathered at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center recently to dedicate a portrait of the late Benjamin F. Byrd Jr., MD, a founding member and first chair of the Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr., MD, awards

Sep. 13, 2018—Nominations are being sought for the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Faculty Award and the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Student Award.

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‘Borderline’ lung hypertension should not be ignored: studies

Sep. 6, 2018—Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of chronic diseases that occurs when there is increased blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs.

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A brain-builder called “Shh”

Aug. 30, 2018—New findings demonstrate a previously unappreciated role of Shh signaling activity in the proliferation of CGNPs — the presumed cell-of-origin for a subset of the malignant pediatric brain tumor medulloblastoma.

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Celebrating success

Aug. 30, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt staff gathered recently to celebrate the hospital’s performance in the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

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Arrington Vineyards event benefits Children’s Hospital

Aug. 23, 2018—More than 5,000 people gathered for the Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party on Saturday, Aug. 11, to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The daylong event, now in its seventh year, featured wine tastings, food trucks and a concert by country music star Kix Brooks.

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YAP after acute kidney injury

Aug. 16, 2018—Activation of the signaling protein YAP may be a target for treating acute kidney injury, which affects up to 20 percent of hospitalized patients.

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Orthopaedic Outreach Day

Aug. 16, 2018—Dylan Makor receives care from Hong Vo, RN. She and more than 30 colleagues volunteered Saturday, Aug. 11, so uninsured people could have access to hand surgeries during Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Outreach Day, an event that is part of the Touching Hands Project, an initiative of the American Society for Hand Surgery.

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