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GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University Medicine Essen validate Artificial Intelligence models for predicting patient response to immunotherapies

Nov. 3, 2023—GE HealthCare’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) models predict patient response to immunotherapies with 70 to 80 percent accuracy, based on a pan-cancer cohort, according to findings presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) in San Diego by GE HealthCare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University Medicine Essen (UME), Germany. Originally developed based...

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Reminder: Peer-to-peer option available for flu shot

Nov. 3, 2023—Flu season is here and because it is important to get the vaccination as early as possible, Occupational Health wants to ensure it is as easy and convenient to do so. That’s why the Occupational Health Clinic designed the Peer Vaccination Program. The Peer Vaccination Program is a convenient way for departments to increase their...

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Jingle Toy Drive seeks donations for patients and families

Nov. 3, 2023—Help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt make spirits bright for patients and families this holiday season. When you sign up to raise funds for the hospital’s virtual Jingle Toy Drive, every dollar raised goes toward holiday gifts and special programs for patients at Monroe Carell. Businesses can participate by asking employees and customers...

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The SHARE Center: Learn more about how we are creating a safe workplace for VUMC faculty and staff at Nov. 14 webinar

Nov. 2, 2023—VUMC’s Sexual Harassment Awareness, Response, and Education (SHARE) Center is hosting an overview of the services and resources available to all nursing staff through the SHARE Center. Rates of sexual harassment among nursing staff have been increasing especially since the onset of the pandemic.  Research detailing the rates of workplace violence outline that healthcare workers...

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Nashville schools receive national award — thanks to Vanderbilt Health program

Nov. 2, 2023—The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) honored Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) with its Redefining American Healthcare Award for the many steps MNPS has taken to remove cost and access barriers for its teachers and staff. The award is underpinned by the school system’s partnership with Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions (VHES) to offer MyHealth Bundles at no...

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Allied Ophthalmic Personnel Week observed at VUMC

Oct. 31, 2023—Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) Week, designated by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO), will be observed Nov. 6-10 at VUMC. AOP Week is a promotion by IJCAHPO to recognize AOP and their contribution to eye care and to increase public awareness of ophthalmic career opportunities. As in the past, there...

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VUMC IT downtime notification: Tecsys service update and Workday quarterly service update to be Nov. 18

Oct. 31, 2023—Please be aware that the following systems will experience an outage due to downtime for service updates and maintenance.  These systems will be unavailable for the respective time frames specified below.  As a result, take the appropriate measures for business continuity based on the downtime procedure related to the application. Tecsys Tecsys will be down...

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Restoring balance

Oct. 30, 2023—Doctoral students recently traveled to Krakow, Poland to provide free vestibular testing and treatment to 53 Ukrainian refugees experiencing dizziness and imbalance.

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VUMC in the news, Oct. 31, 2023

Oct. 27, 2023—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about infectious disease in the news. Among the news outlets he has spoken to recently: National Geographic (Why are more adults under 50 getting shingles?), The Washington Post (Do flu shots protect against the risk for Alzheimer’s?), USA Today,...

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RSV vaccines now available for patients at Vanderbilt Health clinics

Oct. 27, 2023—Along with the common cold, influenza, and COVID-19, the fall and winter virus season also usually brings a spike in activity for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Like with influenza or COVID, most people who contract RSV develop mild symptoms and recover in a week or two. But some people, mainly older adults and infants,...

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