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VUMC mourns loss of renowned scientist Jane Park

Aug. 21, 2019—Jane Park, PhD, an active member of the Vanderbilt University faculty for 60 years and widow of pioneering diabetes researcher Charles Rawlinson “Rollo” Park, MD, died Aug. 19 in Nashville. She was 94.

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E-cigarette use spurs rise in number of teens being treated for respiratory problems

Aug. 21, 2019—Physicians are seeing what seems to be an increase in the number of teens and young adults being treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use.

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Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Aug. 20, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study documents the great incentive for current smokers to quit.

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Employees not current with their measles immunization will need to catch up

Aug. 19, 2019—Effective Dec. 2, 2019, all employees previously grandfathered into measles compliance with a record of only one MMR vaccine will need to have a second vaccine to be considered up to date.

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Mass shootings: what we can’t control, and what we can

Aug. 15, 2019—The alarming number of mass shootings around the country is, without a doubt, ratcheting up anxiety as people wonder when our neighbors, our first responders, our teams could be called into action. And worst of all, the fear that we or people we know will be victims.

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6 key takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 15, 2019—Team building and efficiency are umbrella priorities over the coming year as leaders focus on strengthening patient flow through existing, and newly opening, inpatient and outpatient facilities and bolstering the spirit of culture, top executives said at the August Leadership Assembly.

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Gannon named to new faculty development role

Aug. 15, 2019—Maureen Gannon, PhD, has been named to the newly created role of Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

Aug. 15, 2019—A study led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD, and Ann Richmond, PhD, has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients.

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Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Aug. 15, 2019—Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

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Research excellence honored

Aug. 15, 2019—Graduate student Christian Meyer recently received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence.

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REDCap data management tool reaches million user mark

Aug. 15, 2019—Fifteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has reached 1 million users throughout the world.

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Amputation risk high for microvascular disease patients: study

Aug. 15, 2019—People with Microvascular disease were associated with a nearly four times greater likelihood of amputation compared to people without it, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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