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Study seeks to improve kidney transplant outcomes among Black patients

Oct. 7, 2021—  by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national study aimed at answering some hard questions about kidney transplantation in the African American community, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Black Americans are nearly four times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis. Up to 70% of...

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Amphibians offer clues to climate change resiliency

Oct. 7, 2021—  by Bill Snyder Like the “canary in the coal mine,” the worldwide decline of amphibian populations, including frogs, toads and salamanders, during the past 50 years may be a harbinger of emerging infections and environmental changes that endanger humankind, as well. Just as important, some amphibian species have begun to recover from the global...

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Nominations sought for VUSM Research Staff Awards

Oct. 7, 2021—  by Bill Snyder Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Research Staff Awards. The awards honor research staff members who provide exemplary support at all levels to the Research Enterprise. Award recipients will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be honored at an awards luncheon. The following awards are...

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Pediatricians seeing increase in children with MIS-C after latest COVID surge

Oct. 6, 2021—  by Jessica Pasley More than 195 cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) have been reported statewide since May 2020, according to Tennessee Department of Health data. The number of cases has more than tripled since early February when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed about 51 cases in Tennessee....

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AI predicts next-day delirium or coma in ICU patients

Sep. 30, 2021—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used machine learning to predict the likelihood of next-day brain function status changes in critical care patients.

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Clinical trial tests ATR inhibitor in difficult-to-treat cancers

Sep. 23, 2021—  by Tom Wilemon A clinical trial has been launched to test a new targeted therapy in patients with advanced and difficult-to-treat cancers. Satya Das, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), is the national principal investigator for the trial (NCT04514497) that is now enrolling people with metastatic small cell lung...

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Rounds: Hard conversations

Sep. 22, 2021—Difficult conversations are a hallmark of medicine. Patients and their families rely on us to share the facts about their illnesses that are sometimes hard to hear. While many clinicians begin to do this while training, our effectiveness in these conversations develops throughout a career. Telling a young mother she has an aggressive cancer or...

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Aronoff departing VUMC to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine

Aug. 11, 2021—David Aronoff, MD, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is departing Vanderbilt University Medical Center to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Father, son benefit from jaw reconstruction guided by 3D virtual planning

Jul. 21, 2021—by Jill Clendening A middle school basketball game set off a long, painful journey for Mt. Juliet resident Jeremy Kerr, 49, that ended in 2019 when he had orthognathic, or corrective, jaw surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address both an underbite and crossbite. “After someone shot the ball, another player jumped first and...

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New General Surgery Clinic expands care to more patients

May. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of General Surgery, the largest division within the Department of Surgery and one of the Medical Center’s highest volume surgical practices, has moved the majority of its practice into a new space in Hillsboro Village.

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Rounds: “Simply Unfinished:” Our path to vaccination

Feb. 22, 2021—I was among the millions moved by the poetic words of Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate who spoke so eloquently at the Presidential Inauguration. The many inequities in opportunity ingrained in race and ethnicity have become all the more visible in the COVID-19 pandemic. People of color have shouldered a disproportionate burden of...

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Freedman named director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jan. 7, 2021—Jane Freedman, MD, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, effective Aug. 1.

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