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Reporter June 19 2015

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raises more than $2.2 million

Jun. 18, 2015—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised more than $2.2 million in pledges on June 7. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Every spring, WTVF-NewsChannel 5 partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to highlight inspiring stories from patients and families at Children’s Hospital. The...

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MVA study shows benefits of pharmacy care in diabetes treatment

Jun. 18, 2015—Underserved patients with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes who were cared for by pharmacists were more adherent to their medication regimen and had better blood sugar control than those who did not have a pharmacist in their care team.

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Noted VUSM alum Robert Heimburger dies at 97

Jun. 18, 2015—Robert F. Heimburger, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1943, died June 9. He was 97.

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VKC celebrates 50th anniversary with Shriver visit

Jun. 18, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s 50th recent Anniversary Community Celebration celebrated the strides made in half a century and concentrated on steps to be taken for the future.

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Science career symposium stresses value of communication skills

Jun. 18, 2015—Approximately 300 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows recently attended a symposium at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center to learn about “science careers that put your communication skills to work.”

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New nanoparticle enhances success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts

Jun. 18, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and biomedical engineers has developed a nanoparticle delivery system that may significantly improve the success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts.

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Vanderbilt earns acclaim for employee health initiatives

Jun. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized for a strong and enduring commitment to helping employees and their families live healthy lives.

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Vanderbilt-led study finds significant drop in new prostate cancer diagnoses

Jun. 18, 2015—A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S. declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force against routine PSA screening for men.

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Grant significantly expands Vanderbilt’s autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

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Vanderbilt Heart offers alternative to blood thinners for atrial fibrillation

Jun. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute now offers patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke, potentially avoiding the long-term use of blood thinners such as warfarin.

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Dell Escalation process allows users to request expedited service

Jun. 16, 2015—A new process is in place for Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinical and administrative workstation users in need of expedited assistance with workstation issues to have requests for service quickly evaluated and prioritized.

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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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