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Author: Paul Govern

Study looks at doctors’ response to genetic testing

Mar. 31, 2016—A new clinical implementation study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures how physicians have responded to the introduction of routine genetic testing to predict patient response to the commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.

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Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles

Mar. 31, 2016—The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure. Andrew Shaw, MBBS, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department, and Mark Rice, M.D., has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs.

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Benches, trees highlight VUMC Plaza renovation

Mar. 31, 2016—The Medical Center campus looks different yet again as the latest phase of the plaza renovation, the space in front of Light Hall, has reopened for pedestrian traffic.

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Cancer prevention and poverty

Mar. 31, 2016—A new epidemiological study supports smoking cessation and avoidance of sedentary lifestyle as cancer prevention measures.

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Readmission prediction face-off

Mar. 23, 2016—Using patients’ health records to assess preparedness for hospital discharge is more effective at predicting readmission or death than commonly used questionnaires.

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Project brings discharge medications to patients’ bedsides

Feb. 25, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Hospital, on a pilot basis, pharmacists have begun delivering discharge prescriptions and counseling to patients at the bedside prior to discharge.

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VUMC study finds statins do not ease kidney injury following cardiac surgery

Feb. 23, 2016—Among doctors, it is widely believed that a class of drugs called statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, might help patients tolerate the stress of cardiac surgery. Not so, according to a five-year, placebo-controlled, double-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

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Compassion key to VUMC’s strategic mission: Balser

Feb. 18, 2016— “Service through compassion” was the theme of the Winter 2016 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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VUMC research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 28, 2016—A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy.

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Effort seeks to integrate clinical, research data systems

Jan. 27, 2016—To ease data collection for clinical research and ongoing analysis of clinical processes, teams at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are working to bridge the gap between clinical systems and research systems.

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Program helps faculty researchers dealing with personal challenges

Jan. 14, 2016—Because researchers early in their careers have fewer resources at their disposal than their more established colleagues, their projects are all the more vulnerable to disruption when they are called away to attend to the health care needs of a child, spouse, partner or parent, or when they themselves become ill or face a complicated pregnancy.

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VUMC’s Jackson elected fellow of ACMI

Jan. 7, 2016—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, is one of 13 fellows recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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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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