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VUMC assumes new role in FDA safety monitoring

Oct. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is assuming an expanded role in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical product safety monitoring.

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New app to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children

Oct. 16, 2019—Researchers fro have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate a new mobile app designed to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children.

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OpenNotes gives patients full access to clinician notes

Oct. 16, 2019—Patients who receive treatment at three VUMC clinics were recently given full access to their clinicians’ notes in their electronic medical records as part of an OpenNotes pilot.

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Enter FY2020 goals in Performance Central this week

Oct. 15, 2019—The annual goal setting section of Performance Central is now open. Leaders and frontline managers are encouraged to develop goals with employees and enter them in Performance Central by no later than Nov. 8. Employees will not be assigned organizational goals this year.

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New Physician Spotlight: Colin Barker

Oct. 14, 2019—Colin Barker, MD, a national leader in percutaneous heart valve therapies, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the new director of Interventional Cardiology. He began seeing patients July 2.

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MEGAMicrobe event for children set for Saturday, Oct.19

Oct. 11, 2019—Explore the “great big world of tiny creatures” — microbes — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Granbery Elementary School gymnasium at 5501 Hill Road in Brentwood.

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Study examines pain processing in co-occurring cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 10, 2019—A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

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Project seeks to enhance opioid care for infants

Oct. 10, 2019—The number of opioid-exposed infants who were connected, along with their families, to outside resources upon discharge from the hospital surged in a recent six-month pilot.

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VIGH study seeks to expand epilepsy care efforts in Africa

Oct. 10, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), will conduct a clinical trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting childhood epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health extension workers.

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Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Oct. 10, 2019—Susie Adams, PhD, has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

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Nobel laureate Südhof reviews his landmark signaling research

Oct. 10, 2019—The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.

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NIH bioethics expert Grady set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 10, 2019—Nurse-bioethicist Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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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