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VUMC Announces VICTR Leadership Transition

Dec. 16, 2022—by Bill Snyder Gordon Bernard, MD, a leader in clinical and translational medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 40 years, will step aside from his institutional leadership roles in July 2023 to focus more on his research interests and allow a new generation of leaders to take center stage. Bernard, the Melinda...

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network marks 10 years of driving health care innovation

Dec. 8, 2022—by Jamie Roberts The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and the innovations along the way that have transformed health care and strengthened communities in Tennessee and surrounding states. The health care industry endured a period of rapid change 10 years ago, with the Affordable Care Act taking full effect and...

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Vanderbilt University Hospital named a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital

Dec. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Hospital has again been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Rheumatology director Thomas

Nov. 21, 2022—James Ward “Tom” Thomas II, MD, former director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died Nov. 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades

Nov. 16, 2022—Multiple Vanderbilt Health hospitals have been recognized among the safest hospitals in the United States after receiving a fall 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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Spinal surgeries help restore young patient’s mobility

Nov. 10, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Reagan Brown was 7 years old in 2015 when she started dragging her right leg as she walked. Her parents took her to a chiropractor, then an orthopaedic specialist in her hometown of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, who recommended physical rehabilitation. But her gait worsened, and she was referred to Steven Lovejoy, MD,...

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Terker selected as VUMC Discovery Scholar in Health and Medicine

Oct. 27, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Andrew Terker, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been selected as the 2022 VUMC Discovery Scholar in Health and Medicine. The Discovery Scholars program was launched in 2020 with funding from the Brock Family Directorship in Career Development...

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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital named to Leapfrog list of top maternity hospitals

Oct. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital has been named among the top maternity hospitals in the nation.

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Study sheds light on the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage

Oct. 20, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that the change in a single letter of the genetic code promotes, in a mouse model, the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage. Their findings, featured Oct. 14 on the cover of Circulation Research, suggest that targeting inflammatory cytokines, signaling...

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Three Vanderbilt faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 17, 2022—Three Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, a prestigious, non-governmental organization that advises the nation and the world on important aspects of medical science, health care and public health.

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Jahangir shares COVID lessons at Reunion Weekend

Oct. 13, 2022—by Bill Snyder As head of Metro Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force during the height of the pandemic, Vanderbilt orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, witnessed a wide swing of human emotions. Mask mandates, designed to curb the spread of the virus, were met with resistance and outright hostility. Yet many Nashvillians quietly went out...

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Patient journeys from South Africa for lung transplant

Sep. 29, 2022—Mervyn Joseph, who searched the world over for the best place to be considered for lung transplant, is thankful he found Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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