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Use of VUMC’s patient portal is surging

Jun. 24, 2020—Enrollment in the Vanderbilt Health patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), has surged in recent months.

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Study finds zinc doesn’t reduce mortality, other health risks, for heavy alcohol users living with HIV/AIDS

Jun. 24, 2020—Zinc supplementation did not reduce mortality, cardiovascular risk, levels of inflammation or microbial translocation among people with heavy alcohol use living with HIV/AIDS, according to a Vanderbilt-led study.

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Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation holds third annual symposium

Jun. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) held its third annual symposium last week as a virtual, on-line event to preserve social distancing during COVID-19.

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VUMC faculty receive grant to expand LGBTQ voices in biomedical research

Jun. 24, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society were recently awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to explore LGBTQ+ perspectives on a range of issues related to biomedical research.

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Dayani now offers exercise consultations for cancer patients

Jun. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness is now offering exercise planning consultations for people with cancer diagnoses.

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Two VUMC researchers named 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 23, 2020—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers -- Jennifer (Piper) Below, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, and Ivelin Georgiev, PhD, associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology -- have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows at Vanderbilt University.

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A connection to schizophrenia

Jun. 23, 2020—The insula, a small region of the brain involved in diverse brain functions had widespread dysconnectivity in schizophrenia, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Single mutation causes seizure disorder

Jun. 22, 2020—A single mutation in one gene can impair inhibitory signaling in the brain and cause multiple types of seizures and behavioral abnormalities.

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Major U.S. trial closes showing no benefit for hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19

Jun. 21, 2020—The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with Symptomatic Disease (ORCHID) trial stopped enrolling new patients based on the fourth scheduled interim analysis showing no evidence of benefit or harm. 

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Message from Dr. Jeff Balser about recognizing the need for change and stepping up at a pivotal moment in history

Jun. 19, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about how VUMC has responded to the COVID  pandemic, how our institution can help our region work toward a healthier and more just future, and how each of us at VUMC can make our voices heard as we build that future together.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser on recognizing the need for change and stepping up at a pivotal moment in history

Jun. 19, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about how VUMC has responded to the COVID  pandemic, how our institution can help our region work toward a healthier and more just future, and how each of us at VUMC can make our voices heard as we build that future together.

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Probing DNA damage repair

Jun. 18, 2020—After discovering a new mechanism for DNA damage repair last year, Vanderbilt biochemists now provide direct evidence for how it works.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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