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Clarksville cancer center has new name

May. 19, 2022—The Vanderbilt-affiliated cancer center in Clarksville has a new name: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville (VICCTHC).

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ATV crashes are fourth leading cause of trauma admission at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 19, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley Brayden Mahar, 12, has been riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) since he was 5 years old. It is not an unusual sight for him to ride around his Manchester, Tennessee, neighborhood that dead ends into cul-de-sacs. One thing is certain — he always wears a helmet. Heath Mahar, Brayden’s father, knows...

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Genetics and blood pressure

May. 19, 2022—Including polygenic risk scores for blood pressure may improve predictive models to identify people at risk for treatment-resistant hypertension.

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A clue to an adverse drug event in children

May. 19, 2022—Considering metabolic (CYP2D6) enzyme activity score and patient age may aid in determining an individual’s risk for an adverse event with administration of the anti-arrhythmic drug propafenone.

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Molecular ‘switch’ may illuminate stomach disorders

May. 19, 2022—An international team that included researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center has discovered a molecular switch that induces rapid proliferation of zymogen granule-secreting chief cells in the stomach to regenerate damaged tissue.

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Panel considers ways to improve vaccine readiness, restore trust

May. 19, 2022—A recent Ethics Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, explored potential ways to overcome vaccine readiness and restore trust in health care providers.

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Malin recognized for pioneering data privacy research

May. 19, 2022—Vandrbilt's Bradley Malin, PhD, has received the Lasting Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy.

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Steaban receives Outstanding Operational Partner Award

May. 19, 2022—Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, received the Outstanding Operational Partner Award during the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.

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Commencement 2022

May. 18, 2022—Vanderbilt University's Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Graduate School held Commencement ceremonies May 13.

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New Blue Ridge Academic Health Group report outlines challenging economic outlook for academic health centers

May. 18, 2022—Recommendations for academic health centers in addressing a challenging economic outlook are set out in a new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group.

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Jahangir named to new role in Business Development

May. 18, 2022—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, has been named a Vice President for Business Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Message from Deputy CEO Wright Pinson: Please speak up

May. 18, 2022—Colleagues, When you complete the Culture Survey, you influence VUMC’s future. This year’s survey is a wonderful opportunity to share your insights on the organization’s strengths, areas for improvement, and diversity and inclusion. All responses are confidential. Survey results will turn into actionable items. The more people who participate, the more meaningful the results. We...

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Iodinated contrast shortage update: Tier III CT scans now available

May. 18, 2022—A global supply chain shortage of iodinated contrast continues, but the collective efforts of VUMC colleagues are making a significant difference. Because of our conservation efforts, we can now schedule contrasted CT scans for patients with Tier III clinical needs, in addition to Tiers I and II. eStar Workflow Bulletins are available for the following...

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Have summer plans? Pick up a COVID-19 test to be sure you’re safe to go

May. 18, 2022—VUMC employees can get two free COVID-19 test kits each (four tests total) at the Occupational Health Clinic or One Hundred Oaks COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

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Medical Center Drive northbound lane in front of Dayani to be closed Saturday

May. 18, 2022—Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the northbound lane of Medical Center Drive from Children’s Way to Pierce Avenue will be closed. A crane will be located at the pull-in entrance of the Dayani Center to remove and install HVAC units. The sidewalk in front of the main entrance of Dayani will...

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