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OpenNotes gives patients full access to clinician notes

Oct. 16, 2019—Patients who receive treatment at three VUMC clinics were recently given full access to their clinicians’ notes in their electronic medical records as part of an OpenNotes pilot.

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Nobel laureate Südhof reviews his landmark signaling research

Oct. 10, 2019—The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.

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Wilson County community event celebrates hospital’s transition

Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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New test assists physicians with quicker treatment decisions for sepsis

Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.

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Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship

Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.

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Nighttime event shines light on community support

Oct. 2, 2019—The Night Lights event showcased how the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and businesses support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital debuts enhanced helipad

Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.

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Research team sorts out drug screen false positive results

Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have identified 13 previously unknown drug compounds that cause false positive screenings for amphetamines, buprenorphine (an opioid), cannabinoids and methadone.

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Researchers explore music’s effect on ICU patients, staff

Sep. 25, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.

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Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women

Sep. 25, 2019—Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report in American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Assistance program helps patients access high-cost medications

Sep. 25, 2019—Patients who face financial barriers to accessing their medications are provided financial support thanks to a medication assistance program offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.

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Satcher’s lecture explores public health highs, lows

Sep. 25, 2019—Violence is perhaps the greatest public health challenge facing American society today, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, said during a lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.

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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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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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