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Reporter Aug 16 2013

Creativity helps spur VUMC operational savings

Aug. 15, 2013—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center navigates large-scale operational change through Evolve to Excel (E2E) a number of creative and substantive cost savings initiatives have already been identified. The Medical Center’s first priority remains to achieve savings through efforts that focus on costs associated with supplies and other non-labor expenses.

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$5.2M NIH grant bolsters colorectal cancer research

Aug. 15, 2013—Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, has received a five-year, $5.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of extracellular RNA (ex-RNA) in colorectal cancer.

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Komen grants bolster breast cancer research

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators are receiving $1 million in breast cancer research grant funds from Susan G. Komen, the largest nonprofit foundation supporting breast cancer research.

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Obesity pathway component identified

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a new critical component in the obesity pathway.

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Transplant drug added to PREDICT program

Aug. 15, 2013—Tacrolimus is essential for patients receiving new hearts, kidneys and other organ transplants. The drug suppresses the body’s immune system, helping to prevent rejection.

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Flulapalooza vaccination event set for Sept. 25

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that two years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Neurological Physical Therapy Residency gains accreditation

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) and Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy are receiving accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their collaborative Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency instituted last year.

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Dates set for lead shielding inspections

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is offering free annual inspections of lead-lined aprons, vests, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves and vinyl-type mobile shielding every Thursday, from Oct. 3 to Dec. 12, from 3:30 to 9 p.m.

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American Chemical Society honors VUMC’s Liebler

Aug. 15, 2013—Daniel Liebler, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Biochemistry, and director of the Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis, has been selected as one of 96 fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

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Center for Quality Aging forges community bonds

Aug. 15, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is taking the “bench to bedside” concept of translational research out into the community, forming partnerships with assisted living facilities to examine how evidence can be put into action to improve the care of elders.

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Researchers track neuron branching’s genetic control switch

Aug. 15, 2013—In an effort to understand how neurons develop different “architectures,” Vanderbilt developmental biologists have discovered a genetic switch that controls one type of neuron branching in the nematode worm.

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Glaucoma patients focus of Sousan’s sharing nature

Aug. 15, 2013—Suzanne Sousan is not afraid of much.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

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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