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Reporter March 6 2015

Vanderbilt team first to blend high-end imaging techniques

Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Grant to boost head and neck lymphedema research

Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to establish a valid, clinically useful measurement battery for head and neck lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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Moses, Shyr named to Institute of Medicine cancer therapies panel

Mar. 5, 2015—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) leaders have been named to a panel of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to help shape national policies on the use of biomarkers for targeted cancer therapies.

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Medical coding system upgrade nearing rollout

Mar. 5, 2015—To get a sense of how big a change it will be when a new medical coding and reporting system goes into effect later this year, consider this: The current system contains more than 14,000 codes for unique medical diagnoses. The new one has more than 68,000.

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Academic Pediatric Association honors VUMC’s Ruiz

Mar. 5, 2015—Rachel Ruiz, M.D., a second-year resident in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named an Academic Pediatric Association (APA) New Century Scholar.

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VUSN’s Schorn to be honored at Shade Tree Benefit Dinner

Mar. 5, 2015—Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored at this year’s Shade Tree Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on Wednesday, March 25.

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Photo: Culture’s impact on health

Mar. 5, 2015—Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, spoke at Vanderbilt recently on the impact on health outcomes of acculturation — the adoption of the cultural traits of another group.

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Tennessee Ambulance Service Association honors Pierce

Mar. 5, 2015—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Vernon Carl Pierce the Jimmy Studdard EMT of the Year.

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Study reveals salt’s role in infection control

Mar. 5, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and in Germany have found that sodium — salt — accumulates in the skin and tissue in humans and mice to help control infection.

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Zanic’s journey to the lab followed winding path

Mar. 5, 2015—It’s roughly 5,000 miles from Croatia to Tennessee as the crow flies.

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Kenyan team trains in health care simulation at VUMC

Mar. 5, 2015—A team of Kenyan medical and technology professionals is spending February and March at Vanderbilt to learn how to train health care providers in their country through the use of simulation technology and to receive guidance on establishing the first medical simulation lab in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Study shows poor heart function could be major Alzheimer’s disease risk

Mar. 3, 2015—A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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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