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Reporter July 20 2012

ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Jul. 19, 2012—As we launched into a new academic year on July 1, I took some time to consider the road we have traveled together in the last 12 months. By any measure, it was remarkable.

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VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Two families create strong bond during hospital stays

Jul. 19, 2012—If not for their daughters’ illnesses, Laura Meador and Amy Hamilton probably would never have met. But their paths crossed in an unlikely venue — the sixth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — and a burgeoning friendship was born.

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VICC adds colon cancer to gene mutation testing

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has initiated tumor mutation testing for a limited number of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Study tracks medication-related problems after hospital discharge

Jul. 19, 2012—As more and better treatments are developed for heart disease, it is becoming more difficult to safely manage care as patients return home from the hospital. A new study led by Vanderbilt researchers highlights growing concern that the period after hospital discharge is a risky time, especially for cardiac patients.

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Research makes case for prospective genotyping

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers are investigating the potential benefits of prospective genetic testing for drug safety.

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Eskind Diabetes Clinic debuts new location in Franklin

Jul. 19, 2012—The Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic has opened its first satellite location at Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn.

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Walk to benefit hydrocephalus set for July 28

Jul. 19, 2012—Nashville will have a first-ever walk for hydrocephalus Saturday, July 28, raising awareness and support for research.

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HR Express to open Medical Center North location

Jul. 19, 2012—In an effort to offer more convenience to its Medical Center employees, Vanderbilt Human Resources will establish an HR Express in the location formerly held by the Vanderbilt Valet program in Medical Center North.

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VU study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone

Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.

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‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks VUMC No. 1 hospital in Tennessee

Jul. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the nation’s elite providers of health care services by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals edition.

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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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