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Launch of living liver transplant program to increase availability of organs

Nov. 13, 2019—VUMC is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.

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No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients

Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.

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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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Study explores genetic risk profiling of insomnia in autism

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how genes affect sleep and circadian disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a goal of creating a genetic risk profile of insomnia in ASD.

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VICC takes leading role in international cancer database project

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of three institutions launching the first phase of a collaboration to advance precision oncology through the creation of a clinico-genomic dataset with an international reach.

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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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Grant bolsters Weiss’ pediatric thyroid cancer research

Nov. 7, 2019—Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Krause named to state health care modernization task force

Nov. 7, 2019—  by Christina Echegaray Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force. The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s...

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Honoring Stone

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

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Griffith honored for her contributions to telehealth initiatives

Nov. 7, 2019—Michelle Griffith, MD, recently received an award for her work building networks for and advocacy of telehealth.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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