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Author: Jill Clendening

Gannon selected for American Diabetes Association Award

Jun. 22, 2022—Maureen Gannon, PhD, professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Cell and Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award presented by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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VUMC’s Solórzano elected president-elect of AAES

Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt's Carmen Solórzano, MD, has been elected president-elect of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

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Medical chaperone policy extends to VUMC’s inpatient areas

Jun. 1, 2022—VUMC's medical chaperone policy has been extended to inpatient settings, including Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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Vanderbilt Diabetes Day celebrates investigational achievements, looks toward future

May. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event that showcases the work of outstanding scientists and researchers in the fields of diabetes, obesity and metabolism was held this month, and it marked the first time many investigators working under the auspices of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) had gathered in one space since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jahangir named to new role in Business Development

May. 18, 2022—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, has been named a Vice President for Business Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Patients and families share positive feedback on their experiences at VUMC

Apr. 27, 2022—To mark Patient Experience Week, a national event to celebrate how health care providers impact patient experience, several employees from across the Medical Center were invited to participate in a video to share their thoughts about why patient experience is so important.

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Diabetes prevention program run by students shows success

Apr. 21, 2022—Seventy-five percent of participants in a diabetes prevention program run by medical students lost at least 5% of their body weight, and many participants also reported less pain and an overall improved quality of life.

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Horst named medical director for telehealth at VUMC

Mar. 30, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, has been named the new medical director for Telehealth Ambulatory Services for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Teamwork returns man with severe post-COVID complications to his life

Mar. 16, 2022—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt helped José Ontiveros cope with a long list of severe complications arising from his COVID-19i infection.

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Department of Medicine announces $1 million endowment to support diversity, inclusion efforts

Mar. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine has announced a $1 million endowment dedicated to the department’s efforts in diversity and inclusion.

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Study shows little variance in overdose deaths when sorting by Medicaid expansion status

Mar. 3, 2022—A study by researchers from Vanderbilt and Boston University found that the increase in drug or opioid overdose deaths experienced during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was similar in states with and without Medicaid expansion.

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In-house clinical genomics testing protocol alleviates financial burden for qualifying patients

Jan. 14, 2022—A new protocol for ordering clinical genomics testing has been implemented which will minimize the financial impact for qualifying patients who require diagnostic testing for genetic disorders. Testing through the Vanderbilt Clinical Genomics Laboratory (VCGL) is now eligible for VUMC’s financial assistance program for qualifying patients, including all TennCare members. “Qualifying patients will be counseled...

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