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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws guide way to latest, best practices

Nov. 29, 2022—More than 150 nurses from throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered over Zoom recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention, the second to be held virtually.

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New radiology order priority options go live in January 2023

Nov. 29, 2022—The radiology order entry system in eStar will be updated to allow providers to choose from four options — based on a patient’s medical needs — when requesting studies for hospitalized and emergency department patients. The update is scheduled to go live on Jan. 11, 2023.

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Scheel joins Radiology with emphasis on planetary, global health

Nov. 29, 2022—John Scheel, MD, PhD, MPH, has joined Vanderbilt Vanderbilt's Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences as an associate professor and the department’s vice chair of Global and Planetary Health, a newly created position.

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Hayman named to lead new Shared Clinical Services Division

Nov. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jim Hayman, MS, MBA, has been named to the newly created role of Executive Vice President for the Shared Clinical Services Division.

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Risk score for muscular dystrophy

Nov. 22, 2022—An imaging-based risk score can identify patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are at greater risk of early mortality, allowing more intensive treatment and potentially prolonging life.

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Lecture honors first executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Nov. 21, 2022—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance recently sponsored the Clifton K. Meador MD Inaugural Lectureship with Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH, chief clinical access and equity officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, serving as keynote speaker.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Rheumatology director Thomas

Nov. 21, 2022—James Ward “Tom” Thomas II, MD, former director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died Nov. 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 74.

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Suicide notes

Nov. 21, 2022—Natural language processing of notes in electronic health records can identify suicidal behavior and could be used to directly improve real-time risk prediction algorithms.

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Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance is crucial

Nov. 17, 2022—The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides oversight of antimicrobial therapies for both inpatient and outpatient populations.

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Surgery for hereditary breast cancer

Nov. 17, 2022—Similar rates of bilateral mastectomy in women with inherited mutations in high- and moderate-penetrance genes raises concerns about possible overtreatment of some patients, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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A marker for mortality

Nov. 17, 2022—A urine biomarker of inflammation was associated with increased mortality and multiple lifestyle factors, suggesting that modifications could help reduce premature mortality.

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Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.

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