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Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nov. 16, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program.

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Younger parents less likely to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19

Nov. 16, 2020—Younger parents were much less likely than older parents to say they planned to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19.

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Imaging “biomarker” for Alzheimer’s disease progression

Nov. 16, 2020—Changes in connectivity in the brain’s white matter may be a novel neuroimaging biomarker for assessing Alzheimer’s disease progression.

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Pawlikowski named interim president of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Nov. 12, 2020—Mary Pawlikowski, MA, MEd, Chief Operating Officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named interim president of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), succeeding Jameson Norton, MBA, in the role he has held since 2016.

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Eavey to step down from Otolaryngology leadership roles

Nov. 12, 2020—Roland “Ron” Eavey, MD, SM, Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, will be stepping down from his position as the department’s leader at the end of the academic year.

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New therapeutic target for lung cancer

Nov. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new molecular partner — and potential therapeutic target — in a signaling axis that drives lung cancer.

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Breast cancer treatment in older women

Nov. 12, 2020—A new study from Vanderbilt epidemiologists suggests that it’s time to reconsider clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer in older women.

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VUAH memorial service to remember patients, families

Nov. 12, 2020—In a first-of-its-kind event, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital will hold a virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died in its care as well as their families and caregivers.

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Model helps predict which infants may go on to develop NAS

Nov. 12, 2020—A new Vanderbilt-designed prediction model may make it easier to determine which infants will go on to develop neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns that occurs after exposure to opioids during pregnancy.

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Spalluto graduates from Radiology leadership program

Nov. 12, 2020—Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and director of Women in Radiology (WIR), recently graduated from the Leading, Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program, a joint initiative of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments’ (SCARD) and GE Healthcare.

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Employee Resource Groups provide vital connection, support

Nov. 11, 2020—As part of an ongoing commitment to foster inclusion and celebrate diversity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, two new Employee Resource Groups have recently been formed, bringing the total to six.

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Patient Experience Awards honor clinical excellence

Nov. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 368 clinicians and 86 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2020.

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