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Reporter Jan 10 2020

Zinc uptake by a deadly pathogen

Jan. 13, 2020—The increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii requires zinc to cause infection, and Vanderbilt researchers have identified the zinc uptake system it uses.

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Bone matrix changes during aging

Jan. 10, 2020—Changes to the bone matrix that occur during aging may point to novel targets for treating osteoporosis.

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Structural views of a C. diff toxin

Jan. 10, 2020—D. Borden Lacy and colleagues used cryo-electron microscopy to define the structure of a C. diff toxin, providing a framework for the design of novel therapeutics.

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Deadline extended for transplant infectious diseases fellowship

Jan. 9, 2020—The Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking applicants for its new Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

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Michigan Medicine’s Dwyer named new President of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

Jan. 9, 2020—Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN, executive director of Michigan Medicine’s (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center, has been named the new president of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH).

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Same-day cochlear implant surgeries reduce travel burden, wait times

Jan. 9, 2020—VUMC is testing an optimized cochlear implant delivery model that offers patients hearing tests, radiologic scans, surgical consultation, device selection and outpatient surgery all on the day of their initial visit.

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Interim directors of Cardiovascular Medicine named

Jan. 9, 2020—Dan Roden, MD, and Daniel Munoz, have been named interim directors of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Park named interim Hematology and Oncology director

Jan. 9, 2020—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named interim director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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Impact of weight gain from early to middle adulthood explored

Jan. 9, 2020—An analysis of weight gain occurring from early to middle adulthood indicates that the added weight is associated with multiple health outcomes in later life.

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Sharps to deliver Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. lecture

Jan. 9, 2020—The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series will take place at noon, Jan. 20, in 208 Light Hall.

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New software aims to prevent intensive care unit delirium

Jan. 8, 2020—Intensive care unit delirium, a fertile area of clinical research and patient care innovation associated with VUMC, is beginning to reshape how commercial electronic health record systems are engineered with regard to intensive care.

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Rothman to succeed Dittus as director of Institute for Medicine and Public Health

Jan. 7, 2020—Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Integrative and Population Health, and Vice President for Population Health Research, has been named as the new director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), and Senior Vice President for Population and Public Health.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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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