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Chinnappan’s blood conservation efforts recognized

Aug. 15, 2019—Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, has become one of nine certified perfusionists in the country to receive the Patient Blood Management Specialist certification.

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VUSN named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence

Aug. 15, 2019—The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an NLN Center of Excellence (COE) in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.

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Event provided free hand surgeries for uninsured patients

Aug. 15, 2019—Hand surgeons and other Vanderbilt Health staff offered surgeries to people who are uninsured and need surgical treatment for outpatient upper extremity conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ganglion cysts.

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All of Us Research Program Takes Aim at Precision Population Health

Aug. 14, 2019—Scarcely a year after its national launch, the “All of Us” research program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of disease, has enrolled more than 230,000 research participants — more than a fifth of its recruitment goal of 1 million people. All

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New service education highlights clinicians’ influence as role models

Aug. 14, 2019—Beginning this month, Vanderbilt Health clinicians will take part in service education that hinges on the vital function they serve every day as leaders and role models of positive behavior for their colleagues and trainees.

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Host-microbe interactions in the gut

Aug. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators demonstrated that intestinal cells promote beneficial microbe behavior — the findings support developing microbiota-based therapies for intestinal health.

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Major road closures to affect I-65, I-440, Franklin Road Sept. 20-23

Aug. 13, 2019—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced plans for bridge work at the interchange of Interstate 65 and Interstate 440 which will require the complete closure of the interchange from Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 a.m. Franklin Road, which is below the flyover interchange, will also be...

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New Physician Spotlight

Aug. 12, 2019—Ryan Belcher, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Department of Otolaryngology after completing a yearlong fellowship with the program.

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Pancreatic cancer clue

Aug. 12, 2019—Inflammation synergizes with a cell’s intrinsic genetic program to promote the development of pancreatic cancer.

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Celebrating performance

Aug. 9, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt staff gathered recently to celebrate the hospital’s performance in the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

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A probiotic treatment for obesity?

Aug. 8, 2019—Engineered bacteria that produce beneficial compounds — and that could potentially be administered in foods like yogurt — may be a future treatment for obesity and other chronic diseases.

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New window on fibrosis

Aug. 8, 2019—A previously unrecognized role for a cell surface receptor may open new therapeutic options for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.

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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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