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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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Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective

Nov. 5, 2020—Population-wide screening for genetic variants linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may be cost effective in women between the ages of 20 and 35, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

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Hidden Figures event shines spotlight on unsung VUMC heroes

Nov. 4, 2020—by Kathy Whitney The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Diversity Affairs held its fourth annual Hidden VUMC Figures event on Nov. 2, honoring four employees for their decades-long, behind-the scenes service to the Medical Center. André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer, welcomed those watching the ceremony via Zoom and the honorees who were invited...

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VUMC begins study of second COVID-19 vaccine

Nov. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has begun recruiting up to 250 participants for a Phase 3 clinical trial testing an investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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VUMC chosen by Forbes as among Tennessee’s best employers

Oct. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named to Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Employers for New Graduates.”

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Nominations sought for Research Staff Awards

Sep. 16, 2020—Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Research Staff Awards.

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VEI grants highlight patient-based vision research

Sep. 10, 2020—Each year the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) sponsors a Discovery Grant program to highlight innovative research ideas initiated by its faculty.

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VUMC’s surgical education program lauded by ACS

Sep. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

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VUMC lauded for health care equality efforts

Sep. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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Study finds aerobic exercise spurs endorphins, relieves low back pain

Aug. 5, 2020—Six weeks of aerobic exercise can lead to sustained increases in endogenous opioid function and significant relief for chronic low back pain, according to a randomized controlled trial by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Stephen Bruehl, PhD, and colleagues, reported in Pain.

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Keith Churchwell, MD, appointed president of Yale New Haven Hospital

Aug. 4, 2020—Former Vanderbilt cardiology leader Keith Churchwell, MD, has been appointed president of Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in Connecticut.

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Parker-Danley named Patient Education director as Stiles retires

Jul. 23, 2020—Lori Anne Parker-Danley, PhD, has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Patient Education, effective Aug. 1.

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