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Hepatitis C–positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool

Dec. 20, 2019—Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.

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Reversing stress-related anxiety

Dec. 20, 2019—Inhibiting COX-2 — an enzyme associated with inflammation — could provide a novel therapeutic approach for stress-related psychiatric disorders.

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Hickson named to new VUMC leadership roles

Dec. 19, 2019—Gerald Hickson, MD, Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, will assume new leadership and advisory roles with the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

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2019 a year of growth, achievements, accolades

Dec. 19, 2019—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2019.

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Year in Review 2019: New appointments bolster VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 19, 2019—André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), was named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. Churchwell, who continues to serve in his School of Medicine and VUMC roles, holds the Levi...

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Year in Review 2019: Medical Center lauded on numerous national rankings

Dec. 19, 2019—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.

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Songs of the season

Dec. 19, 2019—The United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir performed holiday songs at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks last week. The choir also performed several shows on the main campus to celebrate the season.

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Study tracks impact of noise in operating rooms

Dec. 19, 2019—Research shows that noise negatively affects individuals and patient safety, and the operating room is one of the noisiest clinical areas due to information sharing among the clinical team, various technology devices and surgical equipment.

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Children far more likely to die after surgery in poor countries

Dec. 19, 2019—Children in low-resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.

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Student research lauded at informatics symposium

Dec. 19, 2019—Two studies from Vanderbilt University Medical Center took awards at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium.

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Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy receives Patient Choice Award

Dec. 19, 2019—In recognition of its commitment to patient satisfaction, the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) has received the 2019 Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award in the Non-Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Payer Specialty Pharmacy category.

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Lewallen honored by gerontological nursing education organizations

Dec. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Kanah Lewallen, DNP, MSN, has been recognized by two national organizations for excellence in gerontological nursing education.

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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.

VUMC campus

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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