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Renovated Urology clinic in TVC features expanded services

Feb. 21, 2024—Vanderbilt Urology’s newly renovated TVC clinic features a slightly larger and much more efficient space, nitrous oxide in the procedure rooms, a new high definition C-Arm X-ray machine and a urodynamics unit, thereby expanding the range of procedures that can be performed in clinic without having to go to the operating room.

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System offers new option to treat mitral regurgitation

Feb. 20, 2024—In a novel procedure, the Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute (VHVI) successfully performed the first large-flange Innovalve transcatheter mitral valve replacement.

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Liver disease specialist Spann receives two career development awards

Feb. 20, 2024—Vanderbilt's Ashley Spann, MD, MSACI, is the inaugural recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Hepatology Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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Nominations sought for Nurses Week Awards and Recognitions

Feb. 20, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are invited to nominate an outstanding colleague for recognition during the 2024 Nurses Week Awards and Recognitions.

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VUMC part of major step to achieving precision medicine

Feb. 19, 2024—An analysis of genomic data from nearly 250,000 participants in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program has identified more than 275 million previously unreported genetic variations, nearly 4 million of which have potential health consequences.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s facility dog Squid to appear on “Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala,” airing Feb. 21

Feb. 16, 2024—Squid, the facility dog for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and his handler, Leslie Grissim, MA, facility dog coordinator, are set to make their red-carpet debut Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Monroe Carell duo will be featured as part of Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala, airing on CBS (WTVF) at 8 p.m. CST. The variety...

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New Patient and Visitor Code of Conduct to be implemented

Feb. 16, 2024—A new Patient and Visitor Code of Conduct addressing acts of mistreatment and discrimination is now in effect at Vanderbilt Health’s hospitals and clinics.

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Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund names first scholars

Feb. 16, 2024—A research endeavor that seeks to develop a new cancer immunotherapy utilizing nanobody delivery and targeted heating of tumors has received funding from the Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund.

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Timothy Blackwell to chair the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan

Feb. 15, 2024—Timothy Blackwell, MD, director of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, is leaving Vanderbilt University Medical Center to chair the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

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Hartmann, Kripalani honored at Translational Research Forum

Feb. 15, 2024—Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, and Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, were honored for their service to translational scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.

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Michael Regier to retire; Douglas Mefford named general counsel and secretary

Feb. 15, 2024—Michael Regier, JD, general counsel and secretary at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year. Douglas Mefford, JD, managing counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs, has been appointed to succeed him effective July 1.

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Chang elected American Board of Urology trustee

Feb. 15, 2024—Vanderbilt's Sam S. Chang, MD, has been elected trustee of the American Board of Urology, with a six-year term beginning March 21.

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