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Author: Holly Fletcher

VIGH study seeks to expand epilepsy care efforts in Africa

Oct. 10, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), will conduct a clinical trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting childhood epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health extension workers.

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The Science of Mindfulness — What Do We Really Know and Where Do We Go?

Oct. 2, 2019—Rapid advancements in technology allows us to more accurately understand how mindfulness impacts, or changes, the brain, which is contributing to what we know. David Vago, PhD, explains.

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6 key takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 15, 2019—Team building and efficiency are umbrella priorities over the coming year as leaders focus on strengthening patient flow through existing, and newly opening, inpatient and outpatient facilities and bolstering the spirit of culture, top executives said at the August Leadership Assembly.

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Natural language commands vital to making EHRs seamless, ‘delightful’

Jul. 18, 2019—Next Up: Yaa Kumah-Crystal, a pediatric endocrinologist and informatician, wants computers to be as seamless in exam rooms as they are in other parts of life.

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Benzodiazepine use with opioids intensifies neonatal abstinence syndrome

Jul. 1, 2019—Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone.

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Assembly outlines VUMC’s fiscal path, plans for growth

Jun. 20, 2019—Patient experience and facilities expansion are the touchstones of the upcoming fiscal year strategy to align Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s growth with financial strength.

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Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

May. 16, 2019—Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity like patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study.

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Discussing collaboration

May. 9, 2019—Adam Habib, PhD, MPhil, vice chancellor and principal, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, right, talked about how research university leaders need to reassess the role of collaboration and partnerships.

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Physical Therapy Association honors Dickinson

Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Rebecca Dickinson, PT, received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, highlighting her commitment to developing an evidence base around shoulder disorders, mentoring and connecting with patients.

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Vanderbilt Stallworth celebrates 25 years of service

Mar. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults

Mar. 21, 2019—Enlarged perivascular spaces, which are commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, have important associations with worse cognitive performance, particularly information processing speed and executive function, according to a new study that challenges historical consideration that perivascular spaces are a harmless imaging marker.

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Pediatric HIV researcher Carlucci discusses work in Mozambique

Mar. 21, 2019—When James Carlucci, MD, MPH, instructor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is in Nashville he treats children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. When he’s on one of the several trips he takes each year to Mozambique, he’s trying to understand when and why HIV-exposed infants fall out of care — and how to change it.

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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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