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Counselors guide patients in interpreting genetic tests

Feb. 7, 2019—Certified genetic counselors (CGCs) are among the first faces that patients see once accepted into Vanderbilt’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) where hopefully they will gain a diagnosis.

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Vanderbilt Prize lecturer Amon driven to solve genetic mysteries

Feb. 7, 2019—For much of her career, Angelika Amon, PhD, recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, has pursued a mystery with life-or-death consequences.

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Transplant Center reaches lung transplant milestone

Jan. 31, 2019—Alabama resident Andy Bolden spent much of the last five years on the couch, having difficulty doing something many people take for granted — breathing.

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For Chipps, acceptance, understanding are crucial

Jan. 31, 2019—According to Teresa Chipps, research teams at Vanderbilt may not always have direct patient contact, but their goals remain closely tied to the ones of those who live in the clinical world.

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Cell death pathway implicated in bone marrow failure

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked a specific form of programmed cell death to myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of bone marrow failure.

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VUMC lands BEST for Babies award

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) BEST for Babies award, which celebrates hospital efforts to reduce infant death and to give babies and their families the best possible start.

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VUMC scientists ‘sprint’ to find anti-Zika antibodies

Jan. 24, 2019—Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues in Boston, Seattle and St. Louis are racing to develop — in a mere 90 days — a protective antibody-based treatment that can stop the spread of the Zika virus.

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Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges

Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.

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Pierce’s presence brightens days in Trauma ICU

Jan. 24, 2019—As he walks the hallways of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Don Pierce’s gold Guest Services blazer is an outward symbol of the heart of gold you’ll find underneath.

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Major grant to bolster research on inflammation-related cancers

Jan. 23, 2019—Cancer Research UK has awarded a 20-million-pound grant (about $25 million U.S.) to a team of international investigators, including Vanderbilt’s James Goldenring, MD, PhD, to study inflammation-related cancers.

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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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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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