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Reporter May 11 2018

Commencement 2018

May. 10, 2018—From left, Ella Radcliffe, School of Nursing; Yun Young (Susan) Yim, Graduate School; and Saad Rehman, School of Medicine, are among those taking part in today’s Commencement exercises. Commencement schedule: 9 a.m. — University-wide Commencement, Alumni Lawn (Memorial Gym in event of rain) 11 a.m. — School of Nursing, Branscomb Quadrangle 11 a.m. — Graduate...

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New Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame class has strong Vanderbilt ties

May. 10, 2018—On May 3, the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame announced seven health care professionals selected as this year’s inductee class, three of whom have close ties to Vanderbilt.

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Event celebrates VUMC’s strong community ties

May. 10, 2018—More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC in “redefining personalized care.”

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Honoring Robertson

May. 10, 2018—David Robertson, MD, second from left, poses with three longtime colleagues who spoke during last week’s symposium honoring his scientific legacy.

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Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

May. 10, 2018—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer.

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Launch event helps introduce ‘All of Us’ initiative to Nashville

May. 10, 2018—On Sunday, May 6, Nashville played an important role in the nationwide launch of “All of Us,” the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) research program that aims to collect the health information of 1 million or more research participants.

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VUMC plays major role in nationwide ‘All of Us’ program

May. 10, 2018—In 1969 the United States was the first nation to land a man on the moon. Forty-nine years later this country is poised to take another “giant leap” for humankind, this time by unleashing a revolution in medical research and human health.

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Storytelling initiative focuses on ‘Defining Personalized Care’

May. 10, 2018—A new digital-first storytelling initiative, Defining Personalized Care, highlights the personal impact everyone at Vanderbilt Health makes with patients, families and each other.

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VICC Scientific Retreat shines light on microbiome

May. 10, 2018—Two Vanderbilt students were honored for their stellar scientific research during the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat held May 3 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

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Workstations at OHO, Green Hills getting new monitors

May. 9, 2018—Many computer monitors throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon be replaced with new 24-inch monitors.

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Study finds generic options offer limited savings for expensive drugs

May. 9, 2018—Generic drug options did not reduce prices paid for the cancer therapy imatinib (Gleevec), according to a Health Affairs study released this week.

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Study provides robust evidence of sex differences with Alzheimer’s gene

May. 7, 2018—The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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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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