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Study finds sensitivity to musical rhythm supports social development in infants

Nov. 3, 2022—A new study shows engaging infants with a song provides a readymade means for supporting social development and interaction.

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Implanted stimulator used to treat vocal cord paralysis

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt is the only place in the world that has an implantable bilateral pacemaker that can stimulate opening of both vocal folds in patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis, allowing them to both breathe and speak.

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VUMC implants first patient in NAUTILUS study for treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Oct. 18, 2022—A Vanderbilt patient with idiopathic generalized epilepsy is now the first to receive neuromodular stimulation of the brain to see if it can help with seizures.

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Research shows genetic link to moving to the beat of music

Oct. 13, 2022—A genomic study of musicality conducted by Vanderbilt researchers identified 69 genetic variants associated with beat synchronization, meaning the ability to move in synchrony with the beat of music.

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Audio recordings could benefit older adults following clinic visits

Oct. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying the impact of sharing audio recordings of their visits with older adults who have diabetes.

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VWCH adds epilepsy monitoring unit, onsite neurologist

Oct. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital has added an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU), with a neurologist onsite seeing patients in the hospital.

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Multisite project seeks to use patients’ voices to help diagnose disease

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with 11 institutions on a $14 million NIH-funded project that aims to establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.

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Study tests drug to illuminate cancer during surgery

Sep. 8, 2022—A Vanderbilt study is testing drugs that provide a targeted fluorescent dye that clings to and illuminates cancer.

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Residency programs receiving national accolades

Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt residency programs are being recognized among their peers for consistently high rankings by multiple outlets.

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Donation leads to lectureship for Urologic Oncology

Aug. 17, 2022—A generous donation is leading to the Hassell Franklin Lectureship for the Division of Urologic Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Sternberg to step down after two decades at Vanderbilt

Aug. 16, 2022—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, is stepping down from his role as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, effective June 30, 2023.

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NAM special publication focuses on COVID lessons learned

Aug. 10, 2022—A new special publication from the National Academy of Medicine spotlights the opportunity to leverage lessons learned from the pandemic to transform health, health care and health delivery in the United States.

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