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Fat tissue’s “iron sink”

Sep. 27, 2018—Alyssa Hasty and colleagues demonstrated that immune cells called macrophages act in fat tissue to store iron and prevent iron toxicity.

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Cancer Moonshot award to help map tumor progression

Sep. 27, 2018—A trans-institutional team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University has received an $11 million Cancer Moonshot grant to build a single-cell resolution atlas to map out the routes that benign colonic polyps take to progress to colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.

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Flulapalooza 2018

Sep. 27, 2018—School of Medicine student Jennifer Marvin was among the 12,627 people who received flu shots at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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VUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network site gains NIH renewal

Sep. 27, 2018—by Nancy Humphrey Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), part of a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been funded by the NIH for another four years. The new funding cycle began Sept. 1. VUMC is one of seven sites around the country selected in 2014 that will...

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Clinic helps adults clarify true status of penicillin allergy

Sep. 27, 2018—by Bill Snyder Two years ago when she was given a type of penicillin to fight off bacterial pneumonia, Kelly Cummins developed a rash, itching and shortness of breath. Suspecting she was having a reaction to the life-saving medication, her doctor stopped the penicillin and substituted a different class of antibiotic. Cummins recovered but now...

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Johnson honored by Nashville Technology Council

Sep. 27, 2018—by Paul Govern Each year the Nashville Technology Council inducts a tech industry leader to the NTC Hall of Fame, and this year that honor will go to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology. Johnson will...

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Team’s potential lung cancer therapy lands award from SBIR

Sep. 27, 2018—A potential cancer drug aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of ionizing radiation in lung cancer patients is a step closer to development with funding support from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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Hard hat tour

Sep. 27, 2018—From left, Kathryn Carell Brown, Julie Carell Stadler and Edie Carell Johnson, daughters of the late Monroe Carell Jr. and Ann Scott Carell, join John W. Brock III, MD, to view the progress of the four-floor expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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NHLBI director Gibbons set to deliver Oct. 9 Watkins Lecture

Sep. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will present its 17th annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in 208 Light Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the school’s Office for Diversity Affairs.

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New equipment expands Shade Tree’s ophthalmology services

Sep. 27, 2018—It’s been five years since the Shade Tree Clinic incorporated ophthalmology services into its student-run health clinic.

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Johnson named VUSN assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Sep. 27, 2018—Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for Academics and associate professor of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Nashville Christmas Parade scheduled to roll Saturday, Dec. 1

Sep. 27, 2018—Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Piedmont Natural Gas and Tootsies gathered Sept. 20 to gear up for the 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.

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