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Peterson, Roden honored for translational medicine efforts

Oct. 17, 2019—Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, and Dan Roden, MD, are among 10 leaders in clinical pharmacology and translational medicine recognized this week by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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Brown elected Master of the American College of Physicians

Oct. 17, 2019—Nancy Brown, MD, chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence

Oct. 17, 2019—  by Bill Snyder How artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming patient care will be discussed by three Vanderbilt University researchers during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Oct. 24. The lecture will begin at 4 pm in 208 Light Hall. The speakers and their topics include: Bennett Landman, PhD, director of the Center for Computational Imaging...

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Orthopaedic organization elects Wright president

Oct. 17, 2019—  Rick Wright, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will serve as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term. Wright, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center on  Sept. 1, was elected to the ABOS board in 2013 and has previously served as the chair of the organization’s...

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Tennessee EIP anniversary

Oct. 17, 2019—The Tennessee Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a collaborative effort between the Tennessee Department of Health, VUMC, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, celebrated the conference’s 20th anniversary on Oct. 3 at the Embassy Suites in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Grant bolsters Schrag’s Alzheimer’s disease research

Oct. 17, 2019—Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, has received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging for research into the function of a novel protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk.

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Rascal Flatts again tees up support for Children’s Hospital

Oct. 17, 2019—Country music superstars Rascal Flatts once again teamed up with Delta Dental of Tennessee and WME to host the Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Oct. 14, at the top-rated Golf Club of Tennessee.

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Study finds men have higher mortality rate after breast cancer diagnosis

Oct. 17, 2019—A new study shows men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease.

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VUMC assumes new role in FDA safety monitoring

Oct. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is assuming an expanded role in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical product safety monitoring.

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New app to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children

Oct. 16, 2019—Researchers fro have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate a new mobile app designed to help pediatricians recognize autism risk in young children.

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OpenNotes gives patients full access to clinician notes

Oct. 16, 2019—Patients who receive treatment at three VUMC clinics were recently given full access to their clinicians’ notes in their electronic medical records as part of an OpenNotes pilot.

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Enter FY2020 goals in Performance Central this week

Oct. 15, 2019—The annual goal setting section of Performance Central is now open. Leaders and frontline managers are encouraged to develop goals with employees and enter them in Performance Central by no later than Nov. 8. Employees will not be assigned organizational goals this year.

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