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Reporter April 1 2016

Diabetes management and low income

Apr. 6, 2016—Adherence to medication was the only self-care activity independently associated with glycemic control in a low-income population.

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Immune defenses in asthma

Apr. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers show that a certain factor negatively impacts the first-line responder cells in the lungs, providing one explanation for why patients with asthma are at greater risk for invasive bacterial disease.

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New role identified for p73 gene

Apr. 1, 2016—The p73 gene is required for the generation of cilia – hair-like projections on cells – findings that could have implications for the study of lung diseases and sterility.

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Study looks at doctors’ response to genetic testing

Mar. 31, 2016—A new clinical implementation study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures how physicians have responded to the introduction of routine genetic testing to predict patient response to the commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.

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Cadaver Ball 2016

Mar. 31, 2016—Students, faculty and administrators of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine took over Marathon Music Works in downtown Nashville recently for the annual Cadaver Ball.

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Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program sees uptick in alpha-gal syndrome

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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Critical care nurse springs into action when young friend suffers stroke

Mar. 31, 2016—A 27-year-old Nashville woman is thankful a neuro critical care nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University Medical Center was nearby when she suffered a stroke last month.

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VUMC again named a leader in LGBT health care equality

Mar. 31, 2016—For the fifth year in a row, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2016.

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Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles

Mar. 31, 2016—The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure. Andrew Shaw, MBBS, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department, and Mark Rice, M.D., has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs.

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VUMC hosts Donate Life event

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will hold its seventh annual Donate Life Flag- Raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, as part of national Donate Life month.

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Benches, trees highlight VUMC Plaza renovation

Mar. 31, 2016—The Medical Center campus looks different yet again as the latest phase of the plaza renovation, the space in front of Light Hall, has reopened for pedestrian traffic.

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Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient encourages early screening for colon cancer.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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