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Reporter Nov 18 2016

Reducing antidepressants’ side effects

Nov. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.

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Building the basement membrane

Nov. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered steps in the regulation of a key enzyme that builds the basement membrane, a structure that undergirds nearly all animal tissues.

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Targeting the “un-targetable”

Nov. 18, 2016—A novel drug that targets the protein RSK blocked aggressive breast cancers from metastasizing in an animal model.

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Sarcoidosis research, patient care focus of newly created center

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has established a Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence under the direction of Wonder Drake, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

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Rising up

Nov. 17, 2016—The first of two cranes is in place on the corner of Children’s Way and Medical Center Drive as construction gets underway on the four-floor expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC’s Rett Syndrome Clinic lands national recognition

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Rett Syndrome Clinic has been named a Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Center of Excellence by Rettsyndrome.org.

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School of Medicine’s newest teaching award honors Nanney

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) recently established the Academy for Excellence in Education Lillian B. Nanney Award for Outstanding Service to the VUSM/Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Community of Educators.

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Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Nov. 17, 2016—Max Hermsdorfer, center, served as patient ambassador for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at the recent Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

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Award honors Beauchamp’s teaching, research

Nov. 17, 2016—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, has been selected to receive the 2016 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award from the New Jersey American College of Surgeons (ACS) Chapter.

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Graduate student’s cancer studies land NCI support

Nov. 17, 2016—Kamakoti “Kami” Bhat, a fifth-year graduate student in the lab of David Cortez, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, has achieved a “first” for Vanderbilt University.

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Stocking stuffers

Nov. 17, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt received 100 stockings filled with toys to be used as gifts for patients throughout the holidays. Wal-Mart Regional General Manager and Children's Hospital board member Sean Riley, center, partnered with Nabisco to donate the stockings, which are 8 feet long.

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VUMC named among top U.S. heart hospitals

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

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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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