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Fellowship helps enhance care of knee replacement patients

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Ryan Martin, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has completed the Knee Society’s Insall Traveling Fellowship, participating in training and research over a period of five weeks at 11 major medical centers in the United States.

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Vanderbilt’s MSACI program now accepting applications for fall 2022

Jan. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics program is now accepting applications for fall 2022.

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Longtime VUMC leader Kaiser set to retire

Jan. 12, 2022—Allen Kaiser, MD, is retiring on Jan. 31, after a 50-year career with VUMC serving in multiple leadership roles on VUMC’s campus and at Saint Thomas West Hospital.

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Excessive screen time impacting health of children in many ways

Jan. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt physicians are seeing an increasing trend of health conditions in children with chronic diseases like diabetes, directly or indirectly related to excessive screen time.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Michael Lester

Jan. 11, 2022—Michael Lester, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center after completing seven years of internship, residency and fellowship here.

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Nashville Biosciences and Illumina announce agreement to establish preeminent clinico-genomic resource for life sciences research & development

Jan. 10, 2022—Nashville Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has announced an agreement with Illumina, a leading genomic technology company, to realize the full potential of VUMC’s DNA databank, BioVU.

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Study explores how bacteria become drug resistant

Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have revealed more of the inner-workings of a two-stage “molecular motor” in the cell membrane that enables bacteria to become resistant to drugs.

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Grant boosts vaccine effectiveness research

Jan. 6, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $10.7 million research award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the IVY Research Network, originally created in 2019 to look at how well flu vaccines work at preventing severe flu illness, and expanded in 2021 to enroll patients...

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Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs

Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that individuals from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual individuals to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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New faculty awards honor clinical, research, teaching missions

Jan. 6, 2022—The Office of Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Basic Sciences have created four new faculty awards named to honor and recognize past and current leadership in the clinical, educational, and research missions of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies

Jan. 6, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...

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Three honored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Jan. 6, 2022—Three faculty members in Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been honored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech and hearing science.

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