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Complete Making Health Care Personal – The Power of You today

Jun. 20, 2022—Making Health Care Personal – The Power of You is the first installment in the initiative. It will roll out to leaders June 21 and to all employees beginning June 28 with an invitation from C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer, that confirms automatic enrollment.

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Five-year, multi-site trial to assess lymphedema prevention concludes

Jun. 20, 2022—Lymphedema study results could be a game-changer for breast cancer patients and survivors. The Vanderbilt-led trial found that patients with early detection who used L-Dex with additional intervention were less likely to progress to chronic lymphedema than patients monitored with a tape measure receiving the same intervention. 

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Study finds administering IV fluids during emergency tracheal intubation does not lower cardiac arrest risk

Jun. 20, 2022—Rapidly administering IV fluids to critically ill adults undergoing emergency tracheal intubation does not significantly decrease chances of hypotension (low blood pressure) and cardiac arrest, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led study shows.

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Ginseng intake and mortality

Jun. 20, 2022—Regular ginseng intake, particularly over a long duration, is associated with decreased risk of death from all causes, Vanderbilt researchers discovered in a large epidemiological study.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Elizabeth Perkins

Jun. 17, 2022—Elizabeth Perkins, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, joined the surgical faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology in August 2021, and she is serving as co-director of Pediatric Neurotology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 23andMe find genetic link to people’s ability to move to a musical beat

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers, in collaboration with 23andMe, have made a significant discovery about the biological underpinnings of musical rhythm.  

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VUMC research aids approval of COVID-19 vaccine for young children

Jun. 16, 2022—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old as early as tomorrow, following the unanimous recommendation by an FDA advisory panel on Wednesday.

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BMI genetics influence heart function

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that a genetic predisposition to elevated body mass index increases the risk of diastolic dysfunction — a cardiac condition that can lead to heart failure.

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Breast cancer biomarkers of response

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with complete responses to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer.

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Delta Dental gift to support pediatric craniofacial program

Jun. 16, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, recently made a $1.075 million commitment to the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Children’s Hospital will use the funds to establish the Delta Dental of Tennessee’s Smile180 Foundation Directorship for the Cleft and Craniofacial Program and...

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Horst, Patterson receive Physician Builder Awards

Jun. 16, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, and Barron Patterson, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, have received 2022 Physician Builder Awards.

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VUMC to pilot CDC joint training program

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among 11 centers that will pilot a new federally sponsored training program, the Joint Infectious Diseases/Epidemic Intelligence Service (ID/EIS) Fellowship.

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