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Author: Kelsey Herbers

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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Project seeks to help adults with TBI access social media

May. 7, 2020—With more than $2 million in funding, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center are developing software to make social media platforms more accessible for adults with cognitive disabilities.

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Study to explore memory system’s role in TBI behavior deficits

May. 7, 2020—VUMC researchers are beginning a new five-year study to characterize the role of a memory system in behavioral deficits commonly seen in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Study explores patient satisfaction following nasal surgery

Apr. 30, 2020—Out-of-pocket costs are associated with patient satisfaction after nasal breathing surgery, a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers revealed.

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Clinical trial to test possible new therapy for autism deficits

Apr. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a multisite clinical trial to test a potential new medication for treating core deficits of autism spectrum disorders in children ages 2-4.

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Study seeks to improve social competence in adults with autism

Apr. 22, 2020—Researchers from VUMC are investigating whether participation in a specially designed theatre program can improve social competence in adults with autism.

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VWCH moving to new clinical, IT systems to enhance care

Apr. 16, 2020—On April 23, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) will transition to new clinical and information technology (IT) systems to enhance care coordination and provide a more consistent patient experience.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital steps forward in COVID-19 community crisis response

Apr. 10, 2020—On March 30, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) was part of a Unified Command Response to support relief efforts for a crisis in Gallatin, Tennessee — a region northwest of the hospital’s location in Lebanon.

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Study to explore TBI’s impact on language processing

Apr. 1, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have been awarded more than $3.8 million to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on one’s ability to process language in everyday settings.

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Prevalence of autism rising in the U.S., new report finds

Mar. 26, 2020—The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among U.S. 8-year-olds rose 10% between 2014 and 2016, new data published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate.

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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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