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Cardiovascular disease expert Ridker set for Oates Lectureship

Nov. 8, 2018—Paul Ridker, MD, MPH, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present the 12th annual Meredith S. and John A. Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology, on Thursday, Nov. 15, during Medicine Grand Rounds.

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Assembly highlights crucial role of culture of respect

Nov. 8, 2018—Setting the tone for the morning’s presentations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s fall Leadership Assembly began with a stirring rendition of the Aretha Franklin classic, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” performed by the Medical Center’s United Voices of Vanderbilt choir.

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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Nov. 8, 2018—Patient ambassador Lily Hensiek, center, served as Mayor of Smashville at the Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Multi-factor authentication coming for C2HR users

Nov. 8, 2018—Like employees the world over, Vanderbilt University Medical Center email system users are prey to frequent email spoofs, by which would-be identity thieves attempt to steal employee login credentials.

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Low health literacy associated with early death for cardiovascular patients

Nov. 7, 2018—Patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year if they have low health literacy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Patel to succeed Johnson in Health IT leadership role

Nov. 6, 2018—Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology, will step down from his role as leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center HealthIT on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Cancer Center among best in nation for stem cell transplant survival

Nov. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.

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VUMC again ranked among nation’s ‘most-wired’ health care systems

Nov. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named one of the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovation and leadership in medical technology and health care information management.

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Patient Experience Awards honor service excellence

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 182 clinicians and 25 clinical areas with Excellence in Patient Experience Awards in honor of their exceptional performance and commitment to service excellence.

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Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

Nov. 1, 2018—The cellular nutrient glutamine launches a metabolic signaling pathway that promotes the function of some immune system T cells and suppresses others, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Team seeks to identify immune response to influenza

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers, as part of the International Human Vaccines Project, are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.

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