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Lecture explores Medicare for All’s potential impacts

Nov. 21, 2019—The concept of a single-payer, government-run health care program — Medicare for All — has sparked national debate, and that proposal was the focus of a spirited discussion on Nov. 19 at the Research into Policy and Practice Lecture sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Nashville Christmas Parade ready to get rolling Dec. 7

Nov. 21, 2019—Leaders with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, joined by local officials and community supporters, gathered Nov. 18 to announce the talent roster for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Study finds cardiac rehab underused among Medicare patients

Nov. 21, 2019—Cardiac valve surgery patients who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program have a 34% lower risk of hospitalizations and a 4.2% lower risk of mortality than patients who do not enroll in cardiac rehab in the year after surgery.

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Longtime Wilkerson Center benefactor Yount dies at 88

Nov. 21, 2019—Jane Wilkerson Yount, a longtime supporter of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and a former member of its board of directors, died Nov. 18. She was 88.

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Sternberg honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology

Nov. 21, 2019—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, recently received the American Academy of Ophthalmology EnergEYES Award, given by the academy’s young ophthalmologists.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 20 years of collaboration

Nov. 20, 2019—In 1999 Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the establishment of a formal alliance to enhance the educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions.

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Grant spurs effort to map biology of Crohn’s disease

Nov. 20, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.

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Stead receives Duke Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Nov. 20, 2019—William Stead, MD, VUMC’s Chief Strategy Officer, is a 2019 recipient of Duke Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Considered a pioneer in the application of communication and information technology to improve the practice of medicine.

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Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men

Nov. 20, 2019—A study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence. However, a new study finds this conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer

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Getting the goods on obesity

Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.

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Roden wins Schottenstein Prize from Ohio State University

Nov. 18, 2019—  by Bill Snyder Dan Roden, MD, Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2019 Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center, Ohio State officials announced Nov. 18. Awarded biennially, the Schottenstein Prize honors...

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Understanding cell division

Nov. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have uncovered another piece in the puzzle of how cells divide — a process that goes awry in cancer cells.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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