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Virtual forum to address current climate of national and community-related uncertainty

Jun. 2, 2020—On June 5 from 8-9 a.m., VUMC leaders will facilitate a virtual discussion addressing the current climate of national and community-related uncertainty. This is a stressful time in our nation as well as in the Nashville community. Specifically, the recent death of George Floyd, closely following that of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, evoked a level...

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Transcript: Special Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, on VUMC’s role in offering hope and healing

Jun. 1, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about VUMC as a place of healing not only of illness, but of inequality and injustice, and how the Medical Center must comfort and provide hope and healing to those who are hurting, whatever the source of that pain.

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Special Video Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, on VUMC’s role in offering hope and healing

Jun. 1, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about VUMC as a place of healing not only of illness, but of inequality and injustice, and how the Medical Center must comfort and provide hope and healing to those who are hurting, whatever the source of that pain.

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VUMC Named to Becker’s 100 Great Hospitals in America

Jun. 1, 2020—Again this year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named as one of Becker’s Healthcare “100 great hospitals in America.”

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 27, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Ryman Hospitality Properties and VUMC in tune for a safe and healthy restart to business

May. 21, 2020—Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. has announced the selection of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as its official wellness advisor during the company’s phased reopening of its businesses.

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Women in criminal justice system less likely to receive evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder

May. 18, 2020—Pregnant women involved in the criminal justice system are disproportionately not receiving medications for opioid use disorder, as compared to their peers, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in PLOS Medicine.

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Implant one day may replace dialysis

May. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers used pharmacological manipulations to increase salt and water transport by kidney cells grown in culture, a step necessary for realizing an implantable artificial kidney device.

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VUMC Farmers’ Market opening postponed

May. 14, 2020—The VUMC Farmers’ Market, which usually opens in early June on the Medical Center plaza, will delay its opening due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Twelve honored as emeriti faculty

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University recently honored several faculty members for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty Daniel H. Ashmead, Ph.D. – Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University and his Ph.D. in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He pursued...

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VUSM students highlighted in Forbes’ COVID-19 feature

May. 14, 2020—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students — Leah Chisholm and Kianna Jackson — were among the women highlighted in a Forbes feature “14 Women of Color Medical Students and Graduates Who Matched Share on Soon Joining the Front Lines Amid COVID-19.”

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Dietitian Mills receives Outstanding Preceptor Award

May. 14, 2020—Beth Mills, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Dietitian IV, Nutrition Coordinator, was named 2020 Outstanding Preceptor of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

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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.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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