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QuizTime app created to aid opioid education efforts for providers

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will partner with the Tennessee Department of Health to offer workplace-based education to health professionals across the state via QuizTime, a smartphone application developed at VUMC. This continuing education activity will focus on proper utilization of opioid and non-opioid therapies in managing pain.

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Research reveals link between immunity, diabetes

Sep. 13, 2018—When it comes to diet-induced obesity, your immune system is not always your friend.

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People power Department of Pediatrics’ success: Webber

Sep. 13, 2018—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, delivered the annual State of the Department address Sept. 4, celebrating the people that form the department while reviewing major achievements in the past year and discussing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

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Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza mass vaccination event

Sep. 13, 2018—Flulapalooza is quickly approaching and non-clinical volunteers are needed for the event that vaccinates thousands of faculty, staff and students.

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Honoring Byrd

Sep. 13, 2018—Members of the Byrd family gathered at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center recently to dedicate a portrait of the late Benjamin F. Byrd Jr., MD, a founding member and first chair of the Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers.

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Vanderbilt employees, families focus of new OB service

Sep. 13, 2018—The Center for Women’s Health at Vanderbilt will see the return of a service designed for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University employees and their families.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr., MD, awards

Sep. 13, 2018—Nominations are being sought for the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Faculty Award and the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Student Award.

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk set for Sept. 15

Sep. 10, 2018—The Greater Nashville Heart Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 15 on the Vanderbilt campus to raise money and awareness about cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Nicotine patch shows promise in treating late-life depression

Sep. 6, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center pilot study of treating late-life depression in nonsmokers with transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) has yielded some promising results, but the study’s author cautions that more study is needed.

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New fellowship bolsters transplant nurse training

Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing has launched the Jerita Payne Transplant Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, one of the first of its kind in the country.

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School of Nursing students drawn to culture of mentoring

Sep. 6, 2018—It was unanimous. Incoming master’s, doctor of nursing practice and PhD students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Link between immune system, disease explored

Sep. 6, 2018—The first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year featured presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members.

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