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Cancer changed Jack Cawthon’s tune, so he found new ways to voice his gratitude

Dec. 19, 2023—Multiple bouts with cancer and a total laryngectomy have curbed Jack Cawthon's ability to sing, but not his spirit.

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Lee Ann Liska named President of Vanderbilt University Hospital

Dec. 19, 2023—Lee Ann Liska, MBA, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President of Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been chosen to serve as the hospital’s president.

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Three from VUMC elected to ASCI

Dec. 19, 2023—Three physician scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

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Study examines social factors and cardiovascular disease risk

Dec. 18, 2023—Eight social factors were among the top 15 markers of cardiovascular disease risk and could help guide community prevention efforts, according to a new study using machine learning algorithms.

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Larger accessible parking spaces added to South Garage

Dec. 18, 2023—Multiple newly striped, larger-sized accessible parking spaces with crosshatched areas to allow for additional space added to the South Garage are helping parents of children with complex needs safely get to clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Amy Luckenbaugh elected inaugural chair for Society of Women in Urologic Oncology

Dec. 18, 2023—The Society of Women in Urologic Oncology (WUO) has named Vanderbilt's Amy Luckenbaugh, MD, to chair its Executive Board until Nov. 2025.

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New members of Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine selected

Dec. 15, 2023—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM) has selected 25 new members.

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Clinical trial shows efficacy for atezolizumab combined with carboplatin

Dec. 15, 2023—by Tom Wilemon Immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy has become an important therapeutic treatment option in some patients with metastatic breast cancer. Which patients will benefit the most, however, remains unclear; current biomarkers such as PD-L1 that are used to predict response are mediocre at best. Vanderbilt researchers led a clinical trial combining atezolizumab, an...

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Sam S. Chang recognized by the American Urological Association

Dec. 14, 2023—The American Urological Association has announced that Vanderbilt's Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, is one of its 2024 award recipients.

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VUMC performs its first combined lung and liver transplant

Dec. 14, 2023—Connie Rankin of Memphis, Tennessee, received Vanderbilt's first combined lung and liver transplant, which involved dozens of specialists, including transplant teams for both organs.

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James Newman named Vice President and CFO for Clinical Support Services Division

Dec. 14, 2023—James Newman, MBA, CPA, Associate Vice President for Finance, has been named Vice President of Finance and Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Clinical Support Services Division for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Speed, collaboration key in saving patient in midst of a heart attack

Dec. 12, 2023—Lenny Leedy was attending a law enforcement conference in Nashville when he started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Today, Leedy is thankful the friend who offered to drive him to the hospital said, "We're going to Vanderbilt."

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