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Study shows mass shootings trigger blood donations

Oct. 29, 2018—When the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history unfolded in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, former TV news reporter M. James Lozada III, DO, was in Chicago completing a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Now an assistant professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Lozada had worked in Las Vegas from 2004 to 2006, his final two years as a broadcast journalist.

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Clues to bone metastases

Oct. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers are developing new approaches to study the mechanisms underlying why breast cancer cells home to bone and lie dormant, evading treatment.

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Fetal membranes and microbial threats

Oct. 26, 2018—Understanding how cells communicate in the membranes surrounding the developing fetus could suggest new strategies for preventing infections, premature birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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Deadline to register Doximity account for 2019 U.S. News Best Hospitals voting is Nov. 15

Oct. 25, 2018—The annual hospital reputation survey used by U.S. News & World Report to develop its Best Hospitals rankings will be distributed via the Doximity website (www.Doximity.com) in February 2019. To participate in the 2019 reputation survey, voting-eligible specialists must register or “claim” their profiles on the Doximity website by November 15 of this year. Registration...

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Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Oct. 25, 2018—Detecting the neuropathology underlying cognitive impairment by lead to new targeted therapies.

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Studying cellular deliveries

Oct. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have characterized the functional transfer of long RNAs between colorectal cancer cells — a form of cell-cell communication that may contribute to cancer aggressiveness.

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Bacchetta to help expand pulmonary surgery program

Oct. 25, 2018—Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, has joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of a new respiratory institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will be launched soon.

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Barkin named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Oct. 25, 2018—Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, chief of the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP).

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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has received a one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use Vanderbilt University Medical Center electronic medical record information and biological samples to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in Down syndrome and to provide an infrastructure for future analyses.

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Riding for a cause

Oct. 25, 2018—Earlier this year, Bruce Green rode his bike on a 3,400-mile trip from Los Angeles to Boston, raising more than $50,000 in honor of his late father, Neil E. Green, MD, former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Oct. 25, 2018—Katherine Rothamel, a PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line expands hours, services

Oct. 25, 2018—Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, Population Health and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, the Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line recently made expanded hours and services available for the network’s pediatricians.

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