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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Three named to direct care outside Davidson Co.

Jun. 18, 2020—To support Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s growing footprint in Nashville’s surrounding regions, VUMC has appointed three physicians to direct medical care in Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson and Maury counties.

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McCoin, Jones lauded as ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Jun. 9, 2020—Nicole McCoin, MD, vice chair for Education and Keith D. Wrenn Residency Program director in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and Pam Jones, DNP, senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), have been chosen as 2020 “Women to Watch” by Nashville Medical News.

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Opioid prescriptions after childbirth linked to increased risk of overdose, persistent use

Jun. 9, 2020—Women who are prescribed opioids after childbirth have an increased risk of persistent opioid use or other serious opioid-related events, including overdose, in their first year postpartum, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. This is true regardless of whether the woman had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section.

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Employees working from home bring value, safety to VUMC

Jun. 4, 2020—As of early May, an average of 8,000 VUMC employees were working remotely each day, equaling more than 25% of VUMC’s total workforce.

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Fleming reflects on a life of love, purpose after terminal cancer diagnosis

Jun. 4, 2020—A month before his 49th birthday, Geoffrey Fleming, MD, had a biopsy of his liver to diagnose an unidentified metastatic disease that he already knew was “something bad.”

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Research examines genetics of problematic alcohol use

Jun. 3, 2020—Alcohol use disorder and problematic drinking are genetically correlated with substance use, certain psychiatric illnesses and other neuropsychiatric traits, according to a study involving Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Five things to know about smell and taste loss in COVID-19

May. 21, 2020—While fever, cough and shortness of breath have characterized the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its list of common symptoms in late April to include a new loss of smell or taste.

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Preschools for autism and hearing loss adapt to virtual learning

May. 21, 2020—As social distancing mandates have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on creativity to continue providing educational opportunities for their students.

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Survey links employees with mental health resources

May. 21, 2020—In alignment with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are offering employees an additional way to receive support for their mental health.

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MIDP students get creative to decontaminate respirator masks

May. 21, 2020—Students from the Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have devised a protocol that repurposes hospital blanket warmers to decontaminate N95 respirator masks — a process that could extend the current supply of the disposable masks by allowing them to be reused up to five times.

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Specialty Pharmacy earns second consecutive Patient Choice Award

May. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) has received a 2020 Patient Choice Award recognizing its commitment to patient satisfaction.

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Study to determine rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children

May. 12, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a nationwide study to determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children and their families.

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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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