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Author: Holly Fletcher

Digital study to evaluate how behavior strategies impact sleep in children with autism

Oct. 31, 2019—VUMC is recruiting nationally for a study on how to improve sleep in children with autism using a behavioral intervention given to parents entirely online, tracked by a digital portal.

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Martin to help guide Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s education, training efforts

Oct. 25, 2019—Marie Martin, PhD, MEd, has been named associate director for Education and Training in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

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Osher Center debuts integrative medicine lecture series

Oct. 24, 2019—Renowned integrative health expert Helene Langevin, MD, CM, is set to be the inaugural speaker of a new lecture series hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Langevin to headline inaugural Osher lecture series

Oct. 18, 2019—Dr. Helene Langevin is the inaugural speaker of a new lecture series on Oct. 29, 2019, hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Orthopaedic organization elects Wright president

Oct. 17, 2019—  Rick Wright, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will serve as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term. Wright, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center on  Sept. 1, was elected to the ABOS board in 2013 and has previously served as the chair of the organization’s...

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Grant bolsters Schrag’s Alzheimer’s disease research

Oct. 17, 2019—Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, has received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging for research into the function of a novel protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk.

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Project seeks to enhance opioid care for infants

Oct. 10, 2019—The number of opioid-exposed infants who were connected, along with their families, to outside resources upon discharge from the hospital surged in a recent six-month pilot.

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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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