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Reporter July 8 2016

VUMC center lands AOA professionalism award

Jul. 7, 2016—Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) as the sole recipient of the 2016 Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award.

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VKC, state team to expand services for children with autism

Jul. 7, 2016—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded three training and technical assistance grants totaling $3.25 million to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to enhance statewide services for children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities from birth to kindergarten.

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Lifting Lives Music Camp

Jul. 7, 2016—The seventh annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music, convened June 22-29.

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Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

Jul. 7, 2016—Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO).

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Vanderbilt again named one of state’s healthier workplaces

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been recognized for the third year in a row as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.

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VUMC symposium to explore risks, impact of opioids

Jul. 7, 2016—The risks of taking opioids during pregnancy or to manage chronic pain, and the impact this frequently prescribed class of pain relievers has on the adolescent brain will be discussed Wednesday, July 13, during a “bedside-to-bench” symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Food truck wishes

Jul. 7, 2016—Patients, families and staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were treated to lunch recently at a food truck event provided by Chef Lucas Food, a nonprofit started by a Minneapolis, Minnesota, teen who is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and food truck fanatic.

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VUMC chosen for leadership role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people, federal officials have announced.

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VICC researchers to study reasons for high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates among African-American women

Jul. 6, 2016—A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and two other institutions have received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women.

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Erlanger Health System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network announce agreements

Jul. 6, 2016—Officials with Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announce a strategic affiliation agreement creating a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while Erlanger Health System is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

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Vanderbilt establishes Recruitment Innovation Center to increase enrollment of minorities, women and older adults in clinical trials

Jul. 5, 2016—Many clinical trials are stopped prematurely because they fail to recruit enough study participants. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $14 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health to address this.

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New NIH-funded center to study inefficiencies in clinical trials

Jul. 5, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute have received a major federal grant to study how multisite clinical trials of new drugs and therapies in children and adults can be conducted more rapidly and efficiently.

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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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