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Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges

Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.

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Pierce’s presence brightens days in Trauma ICU

Jan. 24, 2019—As he walks the hallways of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Don Pierce’s gold Guest Services blazer is an outward symbol of the heart of gold you’ll find underneath.

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Major grant to bolster research on inflammation-related cancers

Jan. 23, 2019—Cancer Research UK has awarded a 20-million-pound grant (about $25 million U.S.) to a team of international investigators, including Vanderbilt’s James Goldenring, MD, PhD, to study inflammation-related cancers.

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MLK Lecture focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity and responsibility

Jan. 22, 2019—The 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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Wilkins on what health equity is – and isn’t

Jan. 17, 2019—Income, education, access to healthy food and other factors influence a person’s health, so a newly established Office of Health Equity is designed to strengthen Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s programs and ties into networks around the region to improve the underlying elements.

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Wilkins named Vice President for Health Equity

Jan. 17, 2019—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Health Equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Signals from the “conveyor belt”

Jan. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers propose that cellular signaling pathways are amplified by a “conveyor belt” mechanism that exchanges active and inactive enzymes.

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Pain relievers a risk for C. diff?

Jan. 17, 2019—A link between anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and C. diff infection suggests caution against overusing such drugs in patients at high risk for infection.

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Golinko to direct Children’s Hospital cleft, craniofacial care

Jan. 17, 2019—Michael Golinko, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Plastic Surgery, medical director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center and chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.

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Tool cuts wait times at Children’s After-Hours Clinics

Jan. 17, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is cutting waiting room times by half in its after-hours clinics, thanks to a new tool that patients can use for “call-ahead” arrivals.

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Study finds unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

Jan. 17, 2019—Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis — a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years — have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center debuts new mobile app

Jan. 17, 2019—Patients and providers now have instant access to Tennessee’s only full-service transplant center on their smartphones and mobile devices.

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