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Author: Paul Govern

Smartphone app supports EHR efforts in low-income countries

Jan. 26, 2022—A smartphone app developed at Vanderbilt is assisting health care efforts in low- and middle-income countries.

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New method enhances efforts to identify drug repurposing targets

Jan. 20, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed a new method for identifying drugs for the repurposing trials that can lead to new indications for drugs already in use.

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Vanderbilt’s MSACI program now accepting applications for fall 2022

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics program is now accepting applications for fall 2022.

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Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.

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Bloch, Haas appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Jan. 3, 2022—Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, and David Haas, MD, have been appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUMC prepared to comply with No Surprises Act

Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon deliver treatment cost estimates to all patients who do not provide insurance information when scheduling services three or more days in advance.

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Game theory points to new DNA data privacy solutions

Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt research is blazing a trail for the application of game theory to genomic and health data reidentification risk.

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Ward named Dermatology’s vice chair of Basic Research

Dec. 16, 2021—Nicole Ward, PhD, has joined Vanderbilt as professor and vice-chair of Basic Research in the Department of Dermatology, effective Jan. 15, 2021.

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Study provides new insight into how antidepressant drugs work

Dec. 1, 2021—A study by Vanderbilt researchers sheds light on how current antidepressant drugs work and suggests a new drug target in depression.

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Study examines genetic risk for suicide attempt

Nov. 30, 2021—New research from Vanderbilt identifies the first replicated genomic region contributing to risk of suicide attempt and confirms that genetic risk for the trait is not driven solely by risk for psychiatric disorders.

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Vanderbilt voices featured in Alzheimer’s webcast

Nov. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers took part in an online panel discussion this week sponsored by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), hosted by journalist and author Maria Shriver, the organization’s founder, and NBC news anchor Richard Lui.

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Grant helps early-career researchers affected by COVID-19

Nov. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received $550,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s (DDCF) COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists.

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