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Lindsey Ham comes to work each day with her ‘game face’ on

Jan. 17, 2019—For Lindsey Ham, Occupational Therapy clinical team lead at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the phrases “work hard” and “play hard” are synonymous.

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Research explores link between stem cell transplant, diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—About a decade ago, at the beginning of his career in academic medicine, Brian Engelhardt, MD, MSCI, noticed that many of his patients receiving a stem cell transplant for their blood cancer ended up with diabetes.

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Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers say an unexpected finding during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Vanderbilt set new heart, overall transplant record in 2018

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center set a new record for total transplants among its five organ specialties in 2018 with more than 500 transplants.

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Bile acids mediate metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery

Jan. 10, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signaling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery.

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Seacrest surprise

Jan. 10, 2019—Radio and television host and producer Ryan Seacrest recently made a surprise visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Event honors pioneers in education, science and medicine

Jan. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) honored six pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium Dec. 17, 2018. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity Affairs, was held as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Sign of the season

Dec. 20, 2018—Santa made a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday.

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Vanderbilt surgery, engineering collaborators create new ‘home’

Dec. 19, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) celebrated the opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen collaborations advancing health care techniques from the lab to patient.

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Ossoff leaves lasting legacy of caring, dedication

Dec. 19, 2018—According to Robert Ossoff, DMD, MD, most people think of the academic triad as patient care, education and research, but there’s another triad that has helped guide his 32-year-long career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: leadership, legacy and succession.

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Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use.

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LifeFlight first in state to offer ECMO transport via helicopter

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is part of an elite group of air ambulance services across the country that offer emergency transport of critically ill patients who are on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and it is the first helicopter program in Tennessee to offer this highly skilled, specialized transport.

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