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Reporter Oct 5 2018

New center formed to treat, study ICU delirium, dementia

Oct. 4, 2018—Millions of patients in intensive care units each year develop delirium during their hospitalization and often leave the hospital with cognitive deficits similar to those suffering from traumatic brain injury or mild Alzheimer’s disease.

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VICC’s Levy to lead Rush University Cancer Center

Oct. 4, 2018—Mia Levy, MD, PhD, director of Cancer Health Informatics and Strategy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, has been named director of Rush University Cancer Center and Systems Vice President for Cancer Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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Initiative to promote awareness of need for advance directives

Oct. 4, 2018—During last week’s Flulapalooza, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, the Palliative Care Service, the Office for Strategy and Innovation and the Office for Health Sciences Education hosted a booth with information about advance directives for health care.

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Smith named associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Oct. 4, 2018—Seth Smith, PhD, director of the Center for Human Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), has been appointed the institute’s first associate director.

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Talking bioethics

Oct. 4, 2018—Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, spoke about the role of bioethics in precision medicine during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Cochran celebrates cancer treatment’s end in style

Oct. 4, 2018—Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.

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Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

Oct. 4, 2018—In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on the cause of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrates a way to impede the disease in mice.

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Nobel laureate Young to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Oct. 3, 2018—Michael Young, PhD, a winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his ground-breaking studies of circadian rhythms, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in room 208 Light Hall.

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VUSN honored for efforts to recruit, retain men in nursing

Oct. 3, 2018—The American Association for Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing a Best School of Nursing by the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The honor recognizes a school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession.

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New study looks at brain networks involved in free will

Oct. 3, 2018—Using lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, studied free will perception related to movement decisions.

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Gordon receives $2.3 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Oct. 2, 2018—Reyna Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million in total costs for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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