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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital becomes county’s first trauma center

Jun. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received approval as a state-verified provisional Level III Trauma Center, making it the first and only hospital able to provide this higher level of care in Wilson County.

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Filling multiple opioid prescriptions after childbirth associated with maternal death risk

Jun. 9, 2022—In a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, women who filled two or more prescriptions for opioids after childbirth faced a 46% greater risk of death than women who did not.

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Research probes cause of acute flaccid myelitis in children

Jun. 8, 2022—Research that began at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has found evidence that a viral infection followed by a “robust” immune response is the cause of a polio-like paralyzing illness in children called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

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Study explores positioning options to improve COVID mortality

Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that prone positioning of patients with COVID-19-related hypoxemia not on mechanical ventilation offered no observed clinical benefit among these patients.

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Latest meeting of MyWorkday Change Network covers crucial “Supervisory Org” structure

May. 27, 2022—by Madison Agee Last week, nearly 900 members of the MyWorkday Change Network attended their latest virtual meeting, which covered a critical topic: the use of the “Supervisory Org” in the new system. The Supervisory Org, along with a couple of other related items, is one of the more important concepts to fully understand as...

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Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

May. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.

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VUMC a national leader in physician-scientist training

Apr. 21, 2022—Physician-scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were well represented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Association of American Physicians (AAP) and the American Physician-Scientist Association.

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VUMC research team receives $1 million grant from AHA to study impact of long-COVID on heart

Apr. 14, 2022—A research team led by Cyndya Shibao, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a three-year, $1-million grant from the American Heart Association to study long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart and cardiovascular system.

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Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients

Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.

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 SHARE Center presentation, “Equitable and empowered environments:  Addressing workplace sexual harassment at VUMC,” to be March 10

Feb. 28, 2022—Join VUMC’s Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Response, and Education (SHARE) Center at noon on Thursday, March 10, for an interactive presentation on workplace sexual harassment, including ways bystanders can help when they witness harassment and the steps VUMC is taking to create a safer and more equitable workplace. Register here:  

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Cell and Developmental Biology seminar, “Compromised nuclear envelope integrity drives tumor cell invasion,” is Feb. 14

Feb. 9, 2022—Nader Guilherme, Ph.D., presents “Compromised nuclear envelope integrity drives tumor cell invasion” for the CDB Monday Seminar When: Monday, Feb. 14, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Description:Nader Guilherme, Ph.D., is a Faculty Candidate for CDB from the Institute Curie/Institute Pierre Gilles de Gennes: presents “Compromised nuclear envelope integrity drives tumor cell invasion” Meeting ID: 938 49499984     Passcode:...

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Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs

Dec. 29, 2021—People from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual people to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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