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Author: Paul Govern

Investigators explore new way to control mosquitoes

Dec. 1, 2016—In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.

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Grants enhance Tuberculosis Center’s global research efforts

Nov. 10, 2016—Since July, investigators in the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center have been awarded research grants totaling $5 million.

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Program seeks to optimize appropriate use of antibiotics

Nov. 10, 2016—Relying on a core team of physicians and pharmacists, the Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (VASP) is seeking to ensure optimum use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Study tracks makeup of VUMC collaborative care teams

Oct. 27, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) there are about 486 distinct operational units involved in inpatient care and evaluation.

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Antidepressants’ heart impact less than expected: study

Oct. 13, 2016—A Vanderbilt University study published today in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry may help patients prescribed higher doses of certain antidepressants feel better about attributed cardiac risks.

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Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

Oct. 7, 2016—A computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt is being used to compare subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Data-driven future of health care takes center stage at event

Sep. 29, 2016—“Someone in the NIH found the gas pedal and stepped on it,” said the keynote speaker for Personalized Medicine Day, held Sept. 23 at the Student Life Center. David Glazer, director of engineering at Verily Life Sciences, was remarking on the unusual velocity and momentum of the National Institutes of Health’s new Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

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BMI genotype and breast cancer risk

Sep. 29, 2016—For breast cancer prevention, a new study provides evidence for lifestyle modification to reduce weight gain in adults.

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Blood exposures for traditional healers

Sep. 23, 2016—Traditional healers in sub-Saharan have a high rate of exposure to blood, putting them at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

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EpicLeap mobile information centers begin making rounds

Sep. 22, 2016—Under the sweeping technology initiative called EpicLeap, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on course to replace the greater part of its clinical, billing and administrative software by November 2017, with an eye to improving continuity of care, efficiency and patient and care-team experiences.

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Frisse honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Sep. 15, 2016—Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics and vice chair for business development in that department, has been selected to receive the American Medical Informatics Association’s 2016 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics.

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Wright loves her patients and their mysteries

Jul. 21, 2016—Everyone knew everyone in Patty Wright’s hometown of Scottsville, Kentucky, population 4,336.

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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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