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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Launch of living liver transplant program to increase availability of organs

Nov. 13, 2019—VUMC is launching a living liver donor transplant program, significantly increasing the number of available organs for life-saving transplants.

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VUMC offering new minimally invasive emphysema therapy

Nov. 7, 2019—VUIMC will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema.

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VUMC reaches milestone 6,000th kidney transplant

Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center recently celebrated its 6,000th kidney transplant.

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Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Oct. 10, 2019—Susie Adams, PhD, has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

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Boot camp teaches skills to advanced practice clinicians

Sep. 30, 2019—More than 500 nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 42 states came to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Sept. 9 to 13 for the eighth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Study shows heat therapy helps ease supine hypertension

Sep. 19, 2019—Heat therapy has been shown to lower high blood pressure in patients with a rare condition called supine hypertension, or elevated blood pressure when lying down, according to preliminary results of a Vanderbilt study.

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ECMO program expanding to more intensive care units

Sep. 12, 2019—VUMC is expanding its ECMO program from its longtime home in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) to the Medical (MICU) and Trauma Intensive Care units.

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VUMC named best workplace for men in nursing

Sep. 11, 2019—VUMC has been recognized with the 2019 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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Nurse Residency Program gains ANCC accreditation

Sep. 5, 2019—VUMC's Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

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New murals celebrate VUMC nurses

Aug. 22, 2019—More than 500 nurses working for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Adult Clinics are represented on new murals that were recently installed in two locations.

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Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Aug. 20, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study documents the great incentive for current smokers to quit.

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Amputation risk high for microvascular disease patients: study

Aug. 15, 2019—People with Microvascular disease were associated with a nearly four times greater likelihood of amputation compared to people without it, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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