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Diabetes drug study explores cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease

Oct. 3, 2019—An observational study using medical record information from nearly 50,000 U.S. military veterans sheds new light on which drugs are best for patients with Type 2 diabetes and one of its common complications, kidney disease.

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Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship

Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.

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Nighttime event shines light on community support

Oct. 2, 2019—The Night Lights event showcased how the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and businesses support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital debuts enhanced helipad

Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.

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Research team sorts out drug screen false positive results

Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have identified 13 previously unknown drug compounds that cause false positive screenings for amphetamines, buprenorphine (an opioid), cannabinoids and methadone.

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The Science of Mindfulness — What Do We Really Know and Where Do We Go?

Oct. 2, 2019—Rapid advancements in technology allows us to more accurately understand how mindfulness impacts, or changes, the brain, which is contributing to what we know. David Vago, PhD, explains.

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Pua lands NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Oct. 1, 2019—Heather Pua, MD, PhD, one of 60 investigators to receive the 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, will explore a novel type of cell signaling by RNAs in allergic airway inflammation.

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Boot camp teaches skills to advanced practice clinicians

Sep. 30, 2019—More than 500 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 42 states came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Sept. 9 to 13 for the eighth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Oct. 11

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Team Hope will host a Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 11.

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“Cool” selfie

Sep. 30, 2019—The Jonas Brothers visited Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prior to their Happiness Begins Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena.

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Flulapalooza 2019

Sep. 26, 2019—Organizers say XXXX employees, students and volunteers received vaccinations at this year’s Flulapalooza.

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Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

Sep. 25, 2019—A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans, including 56,000 African Americans, has identified in greater detail than ever before the genetic architecture of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues.

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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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