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School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

Aug. 9, 2018—The largest number of students — 370 — in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 5, at Langford Auditorium.

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Clinician Champion program aims to boost comfort with eStar

Aug. 9, 2018—Recently, more than 40 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) clinicians and support team members gathered for the official kick-off of the eStar Clinician Champion program.

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Radiation Oncology Survivorship Program adds telemedicine care

Aug. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is offering survivorship care in Clarksville, Tennessee, via telemedicine to patients after they complete curative treatment.

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Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin expands staff, adds pediatric services

Aug. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin has expanded its staff with 20 new providers and added pediatric services.

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VUMC celebrates personalized care successes, charts course for FY19

Aug. 2, 2018—During the August Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, patients whose lives have been restored through personalized care shared their emotional stories, illustrating the Medical Center’s longtime commitment to use the latest advancements in genomic medicine as a powerful tool to tailor care to the individual.

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Repairs in the basement membrane

Aug. 2, 2018—Studies in fruit flies have shed light on how the basement membrane — a sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues — is repaired after being damaged.

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Genetic balancing act

Aug. 2, 2018—New findings about proteins involved in DNA repair are important for understanding why some cancers are more or less resistant to certain therapies.

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New surgery for heart pump implants helps reduce hospital stays

Aug. 2, 2018—Artel Thorpe Sr. of Jackson, Tennessee, recently became the first person in the United States to undergo a new, less invasive surgical technique for implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump since it was granted Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval on July 11.

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Grant set to boost patient-centered outcomes research

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year federal grant to train investigators in Learning Healthcare Systems research, aimed at improving patient outcomes and the community’s overall health.

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Solórzano named interim Department of Surgery chair

Aug. 2, 2018—Carmen Solórzano, MD, professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been named the interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.

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State honors life of legendary researcher Thomas

Aug. 2, 2018—The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is honoring the life and accomplishments of Vivien Thomas, an African-Am- erican laboratory assistant at Vanderbilt from 1930-1941 who developed several operative techniques, designed surgical instruments, supervised surgical laboratories, and instructed at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for more than 35 years.

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New audiology clinic makes debut in Green Hills

Aug. 2, 2018—Adult patients now have a convenient new option for hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and fittings and other services with the opening of a new audiology clinic in Green Hills.

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