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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Psychiatric evaluations crucial in political asylum decisions

Jul. 11, 2019—Tens of thousands of people arrive at the United States border each year seeking refuge from violence, torture and trafficking, but they often have nothing more than their own words to substantiate their claims for political asylum.

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Working memory in psychotic disorders

Jul. 11, 2019—Functional MRI studies have revealed that targeting activation of certain brain regions may improve working memory and cognition in psychotic disorders.

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International conference explores best practices for vestibular schwannoma

Jun. 26, 2019—Last week, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center co-hosted the 8th Quadrennial Internal Conference on Vestibular Schwannoma and Other CPA (cerebellopontine angle) Tumors in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

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Researchers explore perceptions of touch in people with autism

Jun. 26, 2019—Is the sense of touch perceived differently in people without autism?

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$10 million gift bolsters psychosis research efforts

Jun. 13, 2019—A $10 million endowed gift will fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the Department of Psychiatry.

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Study seeks to expand treatment options for rare airway disease

Jun. 13, 2019—Armed with $1.2 million in funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are searching to understand the cause of a rare airway disease in hopes of developing better treatments.

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Treating core Rett syndrome symptoms

Jun. 6, 2019—A new study published in Neurology reports the drug trofinetide has proven safe and effective in treating core symptoms of Rett syndrome in female children and adolescents.

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Kennedy Center program seeks to help community providers treat adults with autism

May. 29, 2019—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center are on a quest to increase health care capacity for adults with autism by bringing quality care into their communities.

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Gore, King elected to 2019 IAMBE Class of Fellows

May. 22, 2019—John Gore, PhD, and Michael King, PhD, were recently elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2019 Class of Fellows in recognition of their contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

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VUMC’s Garrett to be Triological Society’s first female president

May. 22, 2019—Gaelyn Garrett, MD, MMHC, was recently inducted as the first female president of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society.

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Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload

May. 15, 2019—Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.

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Workshop explores integrating behavioral care across institution

May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, executive leaders, community partners and Patient and Family Advisory Council members gathered last week for a 1.5-day workshop focused on integrating behavioral health care across the institution.

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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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