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COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed

Jun. 17, 2021—A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Savoie appointed faculty adviser of VUSM Honor Council

Jun. 17, 2021—Brent Savoie, MD, JD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been appointed faculty adviser of the Honor Council of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).

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New Clinician Spotlight: Titus Daniels

Jun. 16, 2021—Titus Daniels, MD, MPH, MMHC, has returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center; he was previously on the faculty from 2007 to 2017.

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Academy for Excellence in Education elects 28 new members

Jun. 16, 2021—The Academy for Excellence in Education has elected 28 new members for 2021.

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Christine Lovly 2021 recipient of the ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award

Jun. 9, 2021—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2021 ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award, a major recognition of research excellence.

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Radiology chair Omary inducted into AUR College of Fellows

Jun. 9, 2021—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Radiology, was inducted into the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) College of Fellows during the 2021 AUR Meeting.

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Dusetzina appointed to federal Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Jun. 2, 2021—Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

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New Clinician Spotlight: Andrew DeFilippis

Jun. 1, 2021—Andrew DeFilippis, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He began seeing patients in September 2020.

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VUMC’s DNA podcast garners award

May. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, was named Healthcare Podcast of the Year at the 2021 Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (HITMC) Awards.  

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center calls for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

May. 27, 2021—A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.

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Allen named chief of new emergency radiology section

May. 25, 2021—Laveil Allen, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ new Emergency Radiology section.

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Ceremonies honor 2021 graduates

May. 19, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Graduate School held Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, for the Class of 2021.

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