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Why does COVID-19 seem to spare children? Vanderbilt University Medical Center study offers an answer 

Nov. 18, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children. 

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Mencio named president-elect of orthopaedic surgery board

Nov. 18, 2020—Gregory Mencio, MD, Neil E. Green, MD Professor of Orthopaedics and chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected president-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The one-year term will prepare him for his role as president of the board in October 2021. “It’s a great honor to be...

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V Scholar Award to support Byndloss’ cancer research

Nov. 18, 2020—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received a V Scholar Award to support her studies of the links between obesity, the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer.

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Virtual annual Nashville Christmas Parade set for Dec. 5

Nov. 18, 2020—Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently announced the entertainment lineup for the 93rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade to be aired virtually on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. on WKRN-TV. This year, the one-hour virtual program will feature entertainment from CeCe Winans, Danielle Bradbery, for King & Country, Jimmie Allen, Louis...

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Peterson tapped to direct VUMC’s Center for Precision Medicine

Nov. 18, 2020—Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, has been named director of the Center for Precision Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective since Oct. 1. The center is VUMC’s hub for interdisciplinary research in precision medicine. Housed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics, it was founded in 2015 by Joshua Denny,...

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New drug for metastatic colorectal cancer enters phase 3 trial

Nov. 18, 2020—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being tested in a phase 3 clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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VUSN recognized for recruiting, retaining men in nursing

Nov. 18, 2020—The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association.

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Statins to be studied for prevention of dementia, disability and heart disease 

Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults aged 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.

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A cohort for type 2 diabetes studies

Nov. 17, 2020—A study group of more than 600,000 patients with type 2 diabetes, identified from electronic medical records in the PCORnet national research network, could be valuable for assessing the safety of type 2 diabetes drugs.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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