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Search committee for Department of Medicine chair appointed

Oct. 9, 2019—  by John Howser Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed a 20-member committee to conduct a national search for the new chair of the Department of Medicine. The committee will be chaired by Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD, professor and chair...

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Vaccine study seeks to halt flu’s most severe side effects

Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a multicenter national study to evaluate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for preventing the flu’s most serious side effects — admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), organ failure and death.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements

Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received certification from The Joint Commission for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and continuous compliance with performance standards.

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Wilson County community event celebrates hospital’s transition

Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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Watkins’ niece Garraway discusses research, family ties

Oct. 9, 2019—UCLA's Isla Garraway, MD, PhD, delivered Tuesday's Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture.

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New leadership appointments for Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Oct. 8, 2019—  by Bill Snyder Alice Coogan, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PM&I) in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, effective this week. Coogan, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, succeeds Samuel Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy Beryl and Theodore R. Austin Professor of Pathology, who announced...

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A new regulator of B cell development

Oct. 8, 2019—New findings establish a role for the pro-inflammatory molecule IL-33 in the early development of antibody-producing B cells.

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Biomedical Science Advisory Board member Kaelin wins Nobel Prize

Oct. 7, 2019—William Kaelin Jr., MD, a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Biomedical Science Advisory Board, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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New test assists physicians with quicker treatment decisions for sepsis

Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.

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Study: personalized decision support affects intensive care

Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.

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VUSM alum receives service award

Oct. 3, 2019—Milton Ochieng’, MD’08, is the 2019 recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board’s Alumni Public Service Award.

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