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Reporter March 13 2015

Panel examines real-world role of pragmatic research trials

Mar. 12, 2015—The question of what’s different about pragmatic research was aired in a well-attended panel discussion last week in Light Hall sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN).

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Initiative seeks to streamline lab test ordering process

Mar. 12, 2015—A committee of physician leaders has embarked on a multi-year effort to take a close look at all types of lab work ordered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and in the process do away with unnecessary or obsolete tests.

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Gregory to chair child health advocacy group’s board

Mar. 12, 2015—Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’ Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as chair of the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (CHAT) Board for 2015.

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VUMC’s Barocas named to Commission on Cancer

Mar. 12, 2015—Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named a representative on the Commission on Cancer.

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Photo: Having a blast

Mar. 12, 2015—"Brain Blast" is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease.

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National Cancer Institute’s Staudt set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 12, 2015—Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in gene expression profiling at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 19.

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VICC set to host preview of PBS cancer documentary

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, along with Nashville Public Television (NPT), the American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club Nashville, will sponsor a special community event to preview an upcoming PBS television documentary on cancer.

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Photo: Anniversary celebration

Mar. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is celebrating 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities through discovery, service and training.

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New simulation app enhances resuscitation skills training

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s resuscitation program is taking advantage of software technology to help teach lifesaving skills to health care providers who work in critical care.

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Laser technology offers new option to treat epilepsy

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently debuted a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for epilepsy.

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Teamwork, technology help keep Stroke Center on top

Mar. 12, 2015—For nearly a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of stroke treatment using endovascular neuro-interventional techniques. Similar to procedures done for a heart attack, interventional stroke treatment employs suction and retrievers to remove blood clots.

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Gene mutations may predict melanoma response to immunotherapies

Mar. 12, 2015—Melanoma patients whose tumors test positive for mutations in the NRAS gene were more likely to benefit from new immunotherapy drugs, according to a new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators.

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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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