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eStar update: Cologuard can be ordered in eStar beginning Dec. 12

Dec. 2, 2022—eStar update regarding Cologuard orders:   Why: Cologuard can now be ordered seamlessly in eStar What: Find additional information about the new Cologuard order composer, including the AVS instructions for patients in the Tipsheet. When: 12/12/2022 (Scheduled Go Live) Who: Outpatient providers performing CRCS Details: Cologuard orders placed in eStar now interface with Exact Sciences...

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Upcoming COVID-19 bivalent booster events for employees

Dec. 2, 2022—The Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) is hosting several pop-up COVID-19 booster events throughout December to make it convenient for employees to drop in and receive their bivalent COVID booster before the holidays. The bivalent booster vaccine provides better protection against the current strains of COVID-19 and is a great gift to keep yourself and others...

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VUMC in the news, Dec. 6, 2022

Dec. 2, 2022—A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center: William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about RSV, COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: The New York Times, The...

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Medical students collecting food, clothing and toys for Shade Tree Clinic patients on Dec. 9

Dec. 1, 2022—The Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-led clinic for uninsured patients, is sponsoring its annual Holiday Drive. Each year, the clinic provides fresh groceries, non-perishable foods, clothes, children’s toys, and other household items to its patients. On Friday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. outside Eskind Biomedical Library, students will staff a donation...

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Consumption of nuts study needs volunteers

Nov. 29, 2022—Help researchers learn more about how consuming nuts affects body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking for volunteers for a study that will compare a diet with mixed nuts as snacks to a diet with typical snacks to determine the effects on abdominal fat and risk for...

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December Medicine Grand Rounds announced

Nov. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Department of Medicine will host the upcoming Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursdays at 8 a.m. in December. December 1: Rosenblum Lecture: “Post Acute Sequelae of COVID-19: PICS, PASC and Long COVID” Carla Sevin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt...

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Upcoming Educator Development Program workshops announced

Nov. 29, 2022—The January, February, and March 2023 Educator Development Program (EDP) workshops have been scheduled: January 2023 Topic: Program Evaluation Workshop Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Facilitators: Abby L. Parish, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Betsy Kennedy PhD, RN, CNE Professor, Associate Dean for Academics & Curriculum Affairs,...

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Medical professionals needed for research study on assessing pain in patients with disabilities

Nov. 29, 2022—Carissa Cascio, PhD,  associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and researchers who work with her are seeking medical professionals in good standing with more than one year of training to participate in a research study investigating how medical care providers assess pain in different people. Pain is a subjective experience, and as such, self-report...

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REDCap News You Can Use series to present “New Survey Smart Variables and Repeating Surveys,” Dec. 5

Nov. 29, 2022—REDCap News You Can Use (RNYCU) is a new educational series for users of the Vanderbilt REDCap installation. The Vanderbilt REDCap support team hosts the event. The event takes place virtually. Event name: REDCap News You Can Use Series – New Survey Smart Variables and Repeating Surveys Event description: Announcing December’s REDCap educational series, REDCap...

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Acoustic Coffee purchase benefits Multiple Sclerosis Center

Nov. 29, 2022—  In honor of world-renowned instrument repair and restoration master, Greg Voros, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2020, Acoustic Coffee has created the Gruhn Guitars, Greg Voros Legends Blend™ and will donate $1 for every bag of coffee sold when you enter the promo code, VOROS, to the Neuroimaging MS Research Lab...

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VUMC’s Anna Person one of the writers of JAMA World AIDS Day article about the end of HIV

Nov. 29, 2022—Anna Person, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, co-wrote “Ending the HIV Epidemic: We Have the Tools, Do We Have the Will?” which JAMA published to coincide with World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. A link to the article is here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2799239

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SENSE Theatre performances of “The Adult School” to be Dec. 2 & 3

Nov. 22, 2022—The SENSE Lab, led by Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Professor Blythe Corbett, PhD, is excited to announce the upcoming SENSE Theatre production of The Adult School, a play about a group of reluctant students who do not see the benefit of growing up until they meet a teacher who inspires them. Adults with...

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