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Author: Jill Clendening

Health Policy Chair Buntin transitioning to create Center for Health Systems and Policy Modeling at Johns Hopkins

Dec. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt's Melinda Buntin, PhD, has been offered a Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship at Johns Hopkins University.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of surgical leader Beauchamp

Nov. 30, 2022—R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and surgeon-in-chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Nov. 27 at Alive Hospice. He was 66 years old.

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VUMC adopts updated kidney function equation to better guide patient care decisions

Nov. 17, 2022—In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.

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Strategy Share 2022 spotlights VUMC’s successes in making health care personal

Nov. 1, 2022—Strategy Share 2022 was centered on initiatives and programs that advance the three components of the Medical Center’s Strategic Directions: Making Diversity and Inclusion Intentional, Design for Patients and Families, and Discover, Learn and Share.

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Patient Experience awards honor excellence of clinical teams and individual clinicians

Nov. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognizing 581 clinicians and 148 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2022.

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New SMART rotation of military medical personnel runs Nov. 8-22

Oct. 27, 2022—The next Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation, which includes 15 members of the United States military, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the Vanderbilt University Hospital in November.

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Addition to pancreatic image bank expected to help advance diabetes research worldwide

Oct. 14, 2022—An image bank of samples of the pancreas from children who developed diabetes shortly before death has gone live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the aim to advance global medical research in the diabetes field.

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Palliative Care Unit celebrates a decade of providing patient- and family-centered care

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Palliative Care Unit is celebrating 10 years to patients and families.

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Top military medical leader gives high marks to VUMC’s military-civilian partnerships

Sep. 29, 2022—Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week to observe the ongoing military-civilian partnerships which strengthen the Army’s medical readiness.

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Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery

Sep. 29, 2022—Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Complementary research, resources, policies improve outcomes for those with substance use disorders: Panel

Sep. 14, 2022—A panel of experts on opioid use disorder (OUD) recently discussed the importance of building recovery ecosystems or networks of resources to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Diabetes research grant receives NIDDK renewal

Sep. 8, 2022—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center is celebrating its 49th year of continual operation with the five-year competitive renewal of a $10.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health.

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