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Reporter May 13 2016

Pulmonary fibrosis culprits

Jun. 6, 2016—New findings identify isoketal-modified proteins as a previously unrecognized feature of pulmonary fibrosis and as a potential therapeutic target for this disease.

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Pregnancy-related heart disorder clues

Jun. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified biomarkers that could be useful for evaluating and treating pregnancy-related heart failure.

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New pain medicine from a fungus?

May. 13, 2016—Collybolide – a natural product isolated from a mushroom – is a promising candidate for the development of non-addictive pain medicines.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of diabetes research icon ‘Rollo’ Park

May. 12, 2016—Charles Rawlinson “Rollo” Park, M.D., a pioneering diabetes researcher at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Saturday, May 7, at his home in Brentwood, just two months after celebrating his 100th birthday on March 2.

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Novel sinusitis treatment helps patient breathe easier

May. 12, 2016—For more than five years, Chandler Webb noticed that it was becoming more difficult to breathe through his nose.

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Medical societies honor four VUMC physicians

May. 12, 2016—Four physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have been elected to membership in two of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies — the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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Commencement 2016

May. 12, 2016—Elizabeth Ennis, Graduate School, Gregory LaChaud, School of Medicine, and Amy Bonau, School of Nursing, are among those taking part in Commencement exercises on Friday, May 13.

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Smith, Spickard to lead key advisory boards

May. 12, 2016—Two volunteer leaders have been named to fill top positions on two of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) advisory boards.

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Symposium highlights research contributions of postdoctoral fellows

May. 12, 2016—It is widely assumed that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are insensitive to pain due to the wide prevalence of self-injurious behaviors. A new study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center suggests that this may not be true.

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VUMC named among ‘Great Hospitals’

May. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Sewing Club’s efforts land volunteer award at Hands On Nashville event

May. 12, 2016—The Vanderbilt Sewing Club, which crafts special linens for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and its patients, recently received a top honor at Hands On Nashville’s 30th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards ceremony.

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School of Medicine student to take part in ethics fellowship

May. 12, 2016—Maria de Lourdes Ladino, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been chosen as one of 14 medical students to take part in Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).

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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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