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One year after Go Live, focus remains on advancing eStar

Nov. 15, 2018—This month marks the one-year anniversary of VUMC’s transition to eStar, and, as expected, there have been challenges and successes along the way.

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Songwriting aids palliative care nurse in cancer fight

Nov. 15, 2018—Megan Palmer, RN, a nurse in the Palliative Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wears many hats, but she never imagined writing a song about a perfect Stetson cowboy hat would hold such powerful meaning in her life.

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Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Nov. 15, 2018—Sarah Rohde long had an interest in treating cancer, and her research during her undergraduate and medical school years at the University of Virginia underscored that. What she didn’t expect was to become a surgeon.

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Immunotherapies linked to specific heart complications

Nov. 15, 2018—In the first large-scale analysis of cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Vanderbilt researchers have shown that heart and vessel complications include myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis and arrhythmias, and that they occur early in the course of treatment.

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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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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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Hidden Figures event honors skills, resiliency, ingenuity

Nov. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs held the second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event Oct. 29 in Light Hall.

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MEGAMicrobe 2018

Nov. 1, 2018—Gennifer Goode, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) Program, steadies a transparent “lightboard” while 10-year-old Malakai Zundel creates his version of a germ during the second annual MEGAMicrobe event hosted Oct. 27 by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt breaks ground on new pediatric facility in Rutherford County

Oct. 30, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt broke ground Oct. 29 on a new 37,500-square-foot facility that will significantly expand pediatric specialty care, outpatient surgery and imaging services to children in Rutherford and surrounding counties.

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