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New Physician Spotlight: Jeffrey Upperman

Nov. 11, 2019—Jeffrey Upperman, MD, a national leader in pediatric trauma and disaster preparedness, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He started Nov. 1.

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Join the StrategyShare Network

Nov. 11, 2019—The Strategic Directions team is inviting Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to join the StrategyShare Network that will help identify topic areas for presentation and programming for StrategyShare2020.

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Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness

Nov. 7, 2019—GE Healthcare has awarded researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science $2.5 million in funding to develop PET tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.

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Celebrating Brock’s service

Nov. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, physicians, nurses and staff recently celebrated John W. Brock III, MD, for his 17 years of service.

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Honoring Stone

Nov. 7, 2019—William Stone, MD, was recently honored with a “retirement symposium.”

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VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Nov. 7, 2019—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

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Sleep experts: daylight saving time has long-term brain effects

Nov. 4, 2019—Sleep experts published a JAMA Neurology commentary in which they recap large epidemiological studies to advocate for ending the practice.

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Nominations sought for School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Nov. 4, 2019—Nominations are being sought for the following 2020 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Awards: The School of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Teaching The School of Medicine Awards for Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service The School of Medicine Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Research Award recipients are nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen...

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New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng

Nov. 1, 2019—Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk

Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.

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MEGAMicrobe 2019

Oct. 31, 2019—Children had a field day on Oct. 19 exploring with Vanderbilt scientists the “great big world of tiny microbes” — bacteria, viruses and other germs.

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Cutting edge trio

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Colin Walsh, MD, MA, left, Bennett Landman, PhD, and Bradley Malin, PhD, recently discussed how artificial intelligence is transforming patient care during their Cutting Edge Discovery Lecture.

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