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Nerve-releasing surgery eases migraines for some

Aug. 7, 2019—Peripheral nerve surgery is relieving chronic migraine headaches for some patients.

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New Physician Spotlight

Aug. 5, 2019—  Peter Morone, MD, MSCI Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery   Dr. Peter Morone, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) surgical faculty after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients July 1. “Dr. Morone is an ideal match for our department,” said Reid C. Thompson, MD, William F. Meacham Professor of Neurological Surgery...

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center completes acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon

Aug. 1, 2019—VUMC announced completion of the acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a two-campus facility licensed for 245 beds, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). Wilson County’s only hospital will now be called Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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VUMC performs its first transplant using rehabilitated lungs

Aug. 1, 2019—For the first time at Vanderbilt, doctors have performed a transplantation with donated lungs that were rehabilitated using a procedure called ex vivo lung perfusion.

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New program expands options for prescribing investigational therapies

Aug. 1, 2019—A new group called Access to Investigational Medicine is assisting clinicians who want to seek compassionate use of investigational therapies for their patients.

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Case named Chief Compliance Officer for VUMC

Aug. 1, 2019—Edward (Ted) Case, JD, has been named Chief Compliance Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

Aug. 1, 2019—The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation for their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

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Grant bolsters research on myelodysplastic syndromes

Aug. 1, 2019—Michael Savona, MD, has received a competitive grant to develop therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

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High Five Constraint Camp

Aug. 1, 2019—At the recent weeklong High Five Constraint Camp, pediatric occupational therapists help children improve a weaker limb to become stronger.

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Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist

Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.

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Ceremony welcomes new School of Medicine students

Aug. 1, 2019—A new year means a new white coat for first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students.

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Volunteer gardeners get creative to help rehab patients

Aug. 1, 2019—A group of volunteer gardeners are using nature-related workshops to help Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital patients improve their fine-motor skills.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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