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Reporter Dec 7 2018

Gingerbread treats

Dec. 6, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Advisory Board member Kailey Hand and her daughter, Harper, recently brought the joy of the holidays to Children’s Hospital by generously hosting the annual gingerbread house event for patients and families.

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Shuttle Purple Route to be reconfigured into separate routes for greater efficiency

Dec. 6, 2018—The VUMC shuttle service Purple Route, which serves buildings along the West End Avenue corridor near campus, will convert to two routes beginning Dec. 31.

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Signs offer reminder that Medical Center plaza is no-vehicle zone

Dec. 6, 2018—Signs have been posted around the Medical Center plaza noting that the area, which is designed for pedestrians passing between VUMC buildings, is a no-vehicle zone.

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Team seeks to create gene expression map of worm’s nervous system

Dec. 6, 2018—How do you build a brain? What “rules” govern where neurons end up, how they connect to each other, and which functions they perform?

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Team spots clue to rare lung and kidney diseases

Dec. 6, 2018—Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) refers to a group of rare but potentially fatal conditions that nearly always are caused by a misguided attack by the body’s immune system on the lungs and kidneys. Coughing up blood and blood in the urine are telltale signs.

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Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in an international study to determine the effectiveness of a new therapeutic vaccine for treating women with precancerous changes on the cervix.

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Precision radiation aids patient’s cancer battle

Dec. 6, 2018—After undergoing precision radiation therapy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 90-year-old Imogene Stranch quickly returned to her workout routine at the Bellevue Family YMCA.

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Schaffner honored by Infectious Diseases Society of America

Dec. 6, 2018—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy and professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2018 D.A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health.

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Trio of Vanderbilt scientists set for next Discovery Lecture

Dec. 6, 2018—Three Vanderbilt scientists will discuss innovative new and ongoing programs during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 13. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.

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Discovery could lead to neutralizing West Nile virus

Dec. 6, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can “neutralize” the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the United States.

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Neuromodulation Society honors Hacker’s Parkinson’s research

Dec. 6, 2018—Mallory Hacker, PhD, research assistant professor of Neurology, is the 2019 recipient of the Kumar New Investigator Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society.

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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws highlight latest, best practices

Dec. 6, 2018—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center convened in Langford Auditorium recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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