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Author: Nancy Humphrey

For young concussion patients, managing visual symptoms crucial

Jan. 26, 2022—Visual symptoms are common in children and adolescents who suffer a concussion, and it’s essential that pediatricians and other clinicians know how to screen, identify and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms after this common childhood injury.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of tireless philanthropist Dugas

Jan. 20, 2022—Laura Jo Turner Dugas, who along with her brothers Cal Jr. and Steve Turner and their families, have been longtime supporters of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died on Dec. 26, 2021. She was 84.

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Excessive screen time impacting health of children in many ways

Jan. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt physicians are seeing an increasing trend of health conditions in children with chronic diseases like diabetes, directly or indirectly related to excessive screen time.

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DeBruler named Vice-President of Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer DeBruler, MD, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new Vice-President, Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations.

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VUMC named a NORD rare disorders center of excellence

Nov. 4, 2021—by Nancy Humphrey Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Center of Excellence, joining 31 medical centers as part of an innovative network seeking to expand access and advance care and research for rare disease patients in the United States. The Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program (VUDP), which accepts...

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Clinics created to treat children with genetic disorders

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt has established clinics for children with adrenoleukodystrophy and other genetic disorders that are found on newborn screening, including Fabry disease, Krabbe disease and others.

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House staff education includes focus on health equity

Sep. 30, 2021—This summer’s annual orientation for new interns, residents and fellows included a bold new discussion about the history of racism in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as topics on health equity and anti-racism in medical practice.

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Study explores concussion recovery by race

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring the outcomes and experiences of Black and White athletes following a sports-related concussion.

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Gift creates directorship in translational vision research

Sep. 9, 2021—Marlene and Spencer Hays’ longtime support of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute includes the recent commitment to establish the Marlene & Spencer Hays Directorship in Translational Vision Research.

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Law receives award for ophthalmology education excellence

Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Janice Law, MD, has been named to receive the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug combined with standard of care may help reduce mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Sep. 2, 2021—Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who received the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with the standard of care including corticosteroids, died less often than those receiving only the standard of care, according to a study released this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Initiative helps physicians interpret genetic test results

Sep. 1, 2021—A new institutional initiative will offer a secure and easy way for physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ask for help interpreting genetic test results for their patients.

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