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Author: Doug Campbell

Directorships honor VUMC leaders and philanthropic partners

Sep. 8, 2022—by Doug Campbell Last week, Vanderbilt University Medical Center held a Directorship Celebration to honor 21 leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration. “Endowed directorships support the excellence of our leading physicians and scientists,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine....

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After a career of service to others, Raiford to retire

Aug. 31, 2022—  by John Howser A chance opportunity to visit a friend in Nashville and give a lecture led David Raiford, MD, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center more than three decades ago. He has been here ever since. After a career of unwavering service to his patients, colleagues, and trainees, Raiford, chief of Clinical Staff for...

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New high-tech biobank safeguards critical specimens

Aug. 25, 2022—by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore” was purchased from its manufacturer, Massachusetts-based Azenta Life Sciences, with the...

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Collaboration brings nursing education to Metro Schools

Aug. 25, 2022—by Matt Batcheldor VUMC nurses are collaborating with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to mentor high school students to become medical assistants or care partners who have identified a future goal of being a registered nurse. Members of the Medical Center’s Nurse Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (NDEIC) will meet monthly with 19 high school...

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Orthopaedic Outreach Day lends a helping hand

Aug. 25, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey More than 60 Vanderbilt Health employees volunteered their time on Saturday, Aug. 20, so that 15 uninsured patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cyst and other hand disorders, as well as knee and shoulder issues, could receive surgical treatment. Eight orthopaedic surgeons, nine resident surgeons and seven anesthesiologists/nurse anesthetists participated in...

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Hundreds of Vanderbilt Health physicians named among America’s “Top Doctors”

Aug. 11, 2022—A new list names hundreds of Vanderbilt Health physicians as being among the nation’s top providers of health care.

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VUMC lauded for scleroderma treatment, research

Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently listed as a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center again named to ‘Honor Roll’ of nation’s finest hospitals

Jul. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named to the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2022-2023 ranking of health care facilities.

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Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer

Jul. 21, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential new target in the fight against colorectal cancer, the nation’s third most common malignancy and, next to lung cancer, the second leading cancer killer. This month in the journal Gastroenterology, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, Anna Means, PhD, and colleagues report that a...

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New program helps low-vision patients more safely navigate their home environments

Jul. 14, 2022—  by Nancy Humphrey Thomas Scott, who is legally blind and lives alone, had trouble getting around his home. Navigating stairs was difficult, and the lighting in his home wasn’t ideal. To make matters worse, the 73-year-old southeast Nashville man doesn’t have the best balance. But thanks to a collaborative effort and pilot program between...

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New Junior League gift celebrates 100 years of support

Jul. 7, 2022—by Christina Echegaray For 100 years, the Junior League of Nashville has been a champion of children’s health care, impacting the lives of countless patients and families through its commitment to service and philanthropy. The group has a rich legacy that features a long-standing partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, carrying out...

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