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Green Hills audiology clinic debuts

Aug. 16, 2018—A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held on Aug. 9 to celebrate the opening of a new Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center audiology clinic in Green Hills.

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Medically underserved women in the Southeast rarely receive BRCA tests

Aug. 14, 2018—Medically underserved women in the Southeast diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer missed out on genetic testing that could have helped them and their relatives make important decisions about their health, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center named to nation’s ‘Honor Roll’ of top hospitals

Aug. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the ‘Honor Roll’ of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018-2019 ranking of ‘America’s Best Hospitals.’ VUMC is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction.

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Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Aug. 9, 2018—Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

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Results show on-site clinics lower school district care costs

Aug. 9, 2018—Onsite health clinics that provide primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district’s health care costs, according to a new study that found these outcomes at Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinics at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

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Study to explore how rising medication costs impact elderly

Aug. 9, 2018—As both drug prices and out-of-pocket expense for prescription medications continue to climb, a team of Health Policy experts at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have received a grant to determine if these factors are causing older Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D for medication coverage to delay or never fill their prescriptions.

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Kropski, Shoemaker honored by Doris Duke Foundation

Aug. 9, 2018—Two early-career physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are among 18 recipients of 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Awards announced July 31 by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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Rising star

Aug. 9, 2018—Music artist Riley Clemmons, right, visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Aug. 3 — which was also the day her self-titled debut album was released. She performed and visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios.

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VUSM’s Umutesi, Shemwell land Global Health Corps fellowships

Aug. 9, 2018—Two alumni of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been awarded highly competitive fellowships with the Global Health Corps (GHC).

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Three student-adviser pairs recognized by HHMI

Aug. 9, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to 45 doctoral student-adviser pairs from across the country. Three are from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Buerhaus to deliver Aug. 28 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Aug. 9, 2018—Peter Buerhaus, PhD, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.

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Junior League generosity

Aug. 9, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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