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Author: Doug Campbell

Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, about additional guidance issued to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure

Mar. 27, 2020—  Hi, everyone. As many of you are seeing in the news, this pandemic is hitting some areas of our country, like New York City, very hard. We hope that Nashville’s “Safer at Home” order will reduce the impact we see at VUMC. Nonetheless, the number of patients admitted to our adult hospital has doubled...

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Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, on the importance of social distancing

Mar. 18, 2020—  Hi Everyone. As we continue to confront the challenges of coronavirus, I want to talk about social distancing.  It’s something that’s new to most of us, and we need to lead by example. Social distancing is one of the best ways we can reduce the spread of this virus. One way is to allow...

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Multiple Sclerosis Society honors Bagnato

Feb. 27, 2020—  by Paul Govern Francesca Bagnato, PhD, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, has won the Health Professional Champion award from the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The annual award recognizes a health care professional active in the MS Society who provides leadership, advocacy and education to further the fight against MS....

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Country icon Randy Travis pays a visit

Feb. 20, 2020—Randy Travis recently paid a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Discovery Lecture to feature head and neck cancer expert Grandis

Feb. 20, 2020—  by Leigh MacMillan Jennifer Grandis, MD, a leader in discovering and targeting key signaling pathways in head and neck cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27. Her lecture, “Head and Neck Cancer Precision Medicine,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the Department...

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Rounds: A tagline to remember

Feb. 19, 2020—  Defining personalized care. It’s a tagline that has appeared in our marketing on social media, billboards and even primetime TV. About 1.7 million Middle Tennessee Super Bowl viewers watched Vanderbilt Health ads showcasing this tagline with compelling stories of how our science, training and clinical expertise bring a distinctive, personalized care experience to patients...

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Study tracks how to best help patients breathe after trauma

Feb. 7, 2020—by Craig Boerner Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining the Nashville Fire Department and nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with breathing techniques used to keep patients alive at the scene of...

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VIGH’s Trevathan appointed to NINDS Advisory Council

Jan. 23, 2020—Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health.

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Year in Review 2019: New appointments bolster VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 19, 2019—André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), was named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. Churchwell, who continues to serve in his School of Medicine and VUMC roles, holds the Levi...

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New tool may speed antibody, vaccine research

Dec. 12, 2019—  by Allison Whitten The antibody discovery and vaccine development research fields may be on the verge of rapidly expanding with data that previously took decades to acquire, thanks to LIBRA-seq, a new tool developed by Vanderbilt University researchers and their colleagues. Currently, due to technological constraints, it can take up to a year to...

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New Physician Spotlight: Nhue Do

Dec. 9, 2019—  Nhue Do, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1. “We welcome Dr. Do as the fourth surgeon in our growing Pediatric Heart Institute, joining a team dedicated to high quality care for infants and children with cardiac disease spanning the full spectrum...

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Roden wins Schottenstein Prize from Ohio State University

Nov. 18, 2019—  by Bill Snyder Dan Roden, MD, Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been awarded the 2019 Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center, Ohio State officials announced Nov. 18. Awarded biennially, the Schottenstein Prize honors...

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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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