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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Autism study tracks musical rhythm as possible treatment

Nov. 6, 2019—Researchers are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part of social development and how it’s disrupted in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in hopes of developing music interventions for improving social communication.

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Workshop creates modified toys for children with physical disabilities

Oct. 31, 2019—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center recently hosted an adapted toy workshop to create a loaner library of toys that are accessible for children with physical disabilities.

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Retiring the wallpaper

Oct. 24, 2019—The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently kicked off the first phase of renovations for the Labor and Delivery unit. Staff from the department helped “retire” the wallpaper in the current delivery rooms by tearing it off the walls.

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New app to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children

Oct. 16, 2019—Researchers fro have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate a new mobile app designed to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children.

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Study examines pain processing in co-occurring cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

Oct. 10, 2019—A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

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Walters joins board of global health student association

Oct. 10, 2019—Sarah Sexton Walters, NP, has been appointed to the board of directors for HOSA, an international student organization dedicated to empowering future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements

Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received certification from The Joint Commission for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and continuous compliance with performance standards.

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Wilson County community event celebrates hospital’s transition

Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women

Sep. 25, 2019—Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report in American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Assistance program helps patients access high-cost medications

Sep. 25, 2019—Patients who face financial barriers to accessing their medications are provided financial support thanks to a medication assistance program offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.

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Study seeks factors that increase risk of toxicant exposure

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers hope to identify factors that may make humans more susceptible to toxicant exposure — specifically the presence of pre-existing inflammatory disease.

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Tharpe, Woynaroski honored by speech sciences association

Sep. 12, 2019—Two faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been recognized with annual awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), VUMC’s credentialing organization.

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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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