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Children far more likely to die after surgery in poor countries

Dec. 19, 2019—Children in low-resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.

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Student research lauded at informatics symposium

Dec. 19, 2019—Two studies from Vanderbilt University Medical Center took awards at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium.

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Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy receives Patient Choice Award

Dec. 19, 2019—In recognition of its commitment to patient satisfaction, the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) has received the 2019 Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award in the Non-Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Payer Specialty Pharmacy category.

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Lewallen honored by gerontological nursing education organizations

Dec. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Kanah Lewallen, DNP, MSN, has been recognized by two national organizations for excellence in gerontological nursing education.

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Radiothon results

Dec. 19, 2019—The 15th annual River of Hope Radiothon event raised $136,552 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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AI’s Future Potential Hinges on Consensus: NAM Report

Dec. 18, 2019—The current explosion of investment and development in health care AI is happening without an underpinning of consensus of responsible, transparent deployment, which potentially constrains its potential.

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Portraits honor education, science, medicine pioneers

Dec. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine honored two pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium this week.

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Telehealth grant boosts diabetes prevention efforts

Dec. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has demonstrated its effectiveness at helping employees lose weight as a means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the program using telehealth.

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Dec. 18, 2019—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.

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Cell fate signaling

Dec. 17, 2019—A newly identified protein interaction that affects cell cycle regulation may be an attractive target for cancer therapy.

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Applications sought for Transplant Infectious Diseases/Immunocompromised Host Fellowship Program

Dec. 16, 2019—The Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking applicants for its new Transplant Infectious Diseases/Immunocompromised Host (TID/ICH) Fellowship Program.

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Protein dynamics in the beating heart

Dec. 16, 2019—To study the dynamics of structural proteins in the heart, Vanderbilt investigators generated a cellular tool they expect will be useful for screening drugs that affect heart muscle contraction.

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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.

Momentum

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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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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