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Reporter Jan 11 2019

Grant to help address complexity of cancer care

Jan. 10, 2019—Jeremy Warner, MD, MS, associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop software that will help clinicians keep up with the increasing complexity of cancer care.

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Study identifies novel genetic factors for colorectal cancer risk

Jan. 10, 2019—A large-scale study conducted among East Asians and led by Vanderbilt researchers has identified multiple, previously unknown genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer.

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Lindsley receives ASPET award honoring drug discovery research

Jan. 10, 2019—Craig Lindsley, PhD, a leader of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s groundbreaking drug discovery program, is being honored by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) for his transformative approaches to identifying potential new drugs.

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Smith’s spinal cord imaging work lauded

Jan. 10, 2019—In recognition of his research contributions to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods for detecting and quantifying spinal cord damage, Seth Smith, PhD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently awarded a 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARR).

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Precision Medicine meet

Jan. 10, 2019—Pictured at the recent 2018 Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Annual Meeting are, from left, principal investigators Maria Lima, PhD (Meharry Medical College); Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI (Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance); Nancy Cox, PhD (Vanderbilt); and Roy Weiss, MD, PhD (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine).

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Clinical Data Research Network primed for growth

Jan. 10, 2019—The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, is a collaborative effort among a group of large health care systems to support and conduct innovative comparative effectiveness research and clinical trials.

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Nickels named to direct Radiochemistry Core Lab

Jan. 10, 2019—Michael Nickels, PhD, assistant professor of research in Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Radiochemistry Core Lab, marking a significant reorganization of the program.

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Duff’s traumatic brain injury research honored by NIDILRR

Jan. 10, 2019—In support of her research to understand and improve long-term outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury, Melissa Duff, PhD, associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, was recently named a 2018 Distinguished Switzer Research Fellow by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Anesthesiology project set to expand in Africa

Jan. 10, 2019—Following the success of its ImPACT-Kenya (Improving Perioperative Anesthesia Care and Training) project, the Department of Anesthesiology has received another grant to expand into neighboring Ethiopia.

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Bile acids mediate metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery

Jan. 10, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signaling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery.

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Seacrest surprise

Jan. 10, 2019—Radio and television host and producer Ryan Seacrest recently made a surprise visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Event to celebrate VUMC employees set for March 7-8

Jan. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a special employee appreciation event — Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! — to applaud recent successes and acknowledge the many contributions of the Medical Center’s employees during three sessions on March 7-8.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

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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.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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