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New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng

Nov. 1, 2019—Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk

Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.

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MEGAMicrobe 2019

Oct. 31, 2019—Children had a field day on Oct. 19 exploring with Vanderbilt scientists the “great big world of tiny microbes” — bacteria, viruses and other germs.

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Cutting edge trio

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Colin Walsh, MD, MA, left, Bennett Landman, PhD, and Bradley Malin, PhD, recently discussed how artificial intelligence is transforming patient care during their Cutting Edge Discovery Lecture.

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Rheumatology’s Fuchs remembered for dedication to medicine, family

Oct. 30, 2019—Howard Fuchs, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He was 64.

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Eskind exhibit seeking comic strips based on health care experiences

Oct. 24, 2019—Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is sponsoring an exhibit from April 8 to May 8, 2020, titled, “Telling our stories: graphic medicine and the intersection of art and health care.”

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Following Chester

Oct. 24, 2019—Children’s book author Gloria Churchwell shared the story of her newest picture book, “Follow Chester!,” during her recent visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Hidden Figures tribute set for Nov. 4

Oct. 24, 2019—On Wednesday, Nov. 4, VUMC's Office for Diversity Affairs will present the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes.

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New podcast seeks to explain health care system’s many mysteries

Oct. 23, 2019—Everyone wants to fix the massive and complex U.S. health care system. But the truth is there is no silver bullet that will seamlessly reform the industry that consumes one-fifth the world’s largest economy.

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Another way to detect lymphedema

Oct. 22, 2019—Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.

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Tennessee EIP anniversary

Oct. 17, 2019—The Tennessee Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a collaborative effort between the Tennessee Department of Health, VUMC, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, celebrated the conference’s 20th anniversary on Oct. 3 at the Embassy Suites in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Rascal Flatts again tees up support for Children’s Hospital

Oct. 17, 2019—Country music superstars Rascal Flatts once again teamed up with Delta Dental of Tennessee and WME to host the Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Oct. 14, at the top-rated Golf Club of Tennessee.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

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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.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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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

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