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Genetics key to treating heart muscle disorders: Vanderbilt Prize lecturer

Sep. 19, 2019—Advances in genetics are leading to new ways to treat cardiomyopathies — devastating heart muscle disorders that lead to heart failure.

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Security software required for employees’ smartphones, tablets

Sep. 19, 2019—To help prevent unauthorized data access, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is requiring employees who use their personal smartphones and digital tablets to conduct VUMC business to enroll in mobile device management by Feb. 1, 2020.

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Jackson named to new VICC advanced practice role

Sep. 18, 2019—Heather Jackson, MSN, RN, APRN, has been promoted to administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Shade Tree Clinic, mourned

Sep. 18, 2019—Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Shade Tree Clinic, died Sept. 11. She was 38.

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Upperman to succeed Brock as Surgeon-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital

Sep. 17, 2019—After successfully serving as Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s first Surgeon-in-Chief for 17 years, John W. Brock III, MD, will transition to focus on his role as Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services and will become Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus. Brock will be succeeded as Surgeon-in-Chief by Jeffrey Upperman, MD.

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Early effort to thwart chikungunya infection shows positive results

Sep. 13, 2019—Phase 1 trial results in new approach to combat the chikungunya

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Vanderbilt’s Brown named dean of Yale School of Medicine

Sep. 12, 2019—Nancy Brown, MD, Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named dean of the Yale School of Medicine. She will join Yale on Feb. 1, 2020.

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ECMO program expanding to more intensive care units

Sep. 12, 2019—VUMC is expanding its ECMO program from its longtime home in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) to the Medical (MICU) and Trauma Intensive Care units.

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Study shows benefit of palliative care for liver disease patients

Sep. 12, 2019—A Vanderbilt study sheds new light on the impact of palliative care.

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Tharpe, Woynaroski honored by speech sciences association

Sep. 12, 2019—Two faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been recognized with annual awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), VUMC’s credentialing organization.

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Data science training program lands AAMC education award

Sep. 12, 2019—A course that provides biomedical scientists-in-training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with the essentials of data science has won second place in the 2019 Innovations in Research and Research Education Award program sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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Metabolism expert Lazar set for next Discovery Lecture

Sep. 12, 2019—Endocrinologist Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, known for his work on the genetic regulation of metabolism, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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