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Author: Paul Govern

Alzheimer’s genetic risk tracked across sex, race

Jul. 17, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of genetic risks for cognitive impairment later in life uses data from 32,426 research participants ages 60 and older to elaborate these risks across sex and across the intersection of sex and race.

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VUMC emergency departments offer patient self-registration

Jul. 12, 2023—Three emergency departments on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s main campus launched patient self-registration via mobile device and the VUMC electronic patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt

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Novel treatments for fake patients

Jul. 7, 2023—A customizable framework uses simulated patients to distinguish effects of a new treatment from “learning effects” for clinicians; it should help identify training opportunities and hasten treatment improvements.

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Nashville Sounds ticket proceeds from July 22 game to benefit local patient and family support group for people with Tourette syndrome 

Jun. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence is collaborating with the Middle Tennessee Tourette Support Group to raise funds for the support group. On Saturday, July 22, 6:35pm, at First Horizon Park in downtown Nashville, the city’s minor league baseball team, the Nashville Sounds (triple-A), will play the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. For each ticket sold...

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VUMC patient portal welcomes millionth user

Jun. 28, 2023—by Paul Govern One million patients and patient delegates have joined My Health at Vanderbilt, or MHAV. As of June 23, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient portal had 1,000,126 registered users. MHAV was launched in 2004 to support patient engagement with VUMC. It gives patients secure comprehensive access to their VUMC medical record, seamless...

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Embí to help steer national AI code of conduct initiative

Jun. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been named to a National Academy of Medicine committee working to produce a code of conduct for the development and use of artificial intelligence in health, medical care and health research.

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Teams reminded to register patient assistance programs

Jun. 21, 2023—Clinical programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center routinely provide various forms of patient assistance must comply with one or more exceptions to federal laws that prohibit providers who serve federal health care programs from inducing patients, especially Medicare and Medicaid patients, to seek care with a specific hospital, health system or provider.

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NIH grant boosts international TB research consortium

Jun. 14, 2023—A new grant will help support Vanderbilt's RePORT Brazil, one of an international consortium’s six regional tuberculosis research programs.

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Images predict functional decline

Jun. 12, 2023—MRI brain scans at baseline for study participants 60 and older — who were free of clinical dementia at study entry — predicted a decline in independent function five years later.

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Slayton receives award for uniting research, clinical operations

Jun. 8, 2023—Jenny Slayton, DNP, RN, received the Outstanding Operational Partner Award recently at the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.

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Deep brain sweet spot might be key to halt Parkinson’s

Jun. 7, 2023—A sweet spot in the deep brain with direct lines of communication to motor regions far out on the cerebral cortex might hold a key to halting the progression of early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

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VUMC app used by research participants around the world

May. 24, 2023—MyCap is a secure, customizable mobile computing application (for smartphone or tablet) used to collect data from research participants on a remote basis. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where MyCap was created and launched in 2018, some 107 projects have used the app, and by 2021, research participants in 135 countries had installed the free app.

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