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Strength in numbers

May. 3, 2021—Voluntary data sharing across a region’s health systems and ambulatory care practices is important for measuring and improving health care quality and safety, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Genetic ancestry and hypertension risk

Apr. 29, 2021—Racial disparities in hypertension risk are due in part to genetic differences between ancestries, Vanderbilt investigators find in a study of participants in the Million Veteran Program.

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A compound to counteract aging?

Apr. 29, 2021—A compound that increases lifespan in yeast is offering clues to pharmacological approaches that might slow the aging process and improve health.

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Innovative techniques help treat boy’s rare condition

Apr. 29, 2021—Carter Ray has never been inside his family home. As a matter of fact, since he was born on Nov. 3, 2019, he has only lived in a hospital.

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VUMC team screens high school for SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic infections

Apr. 29, 2021—Under the SARS CoV-2 Return to School Saliva Opt-in Screening Study, which began last November at University School of Nashville, a research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center is testing a solution for efficient asymptomatic disease surveillance and control.

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Program combines treatment for mental health, substance use disorders

Apr. 29, 2021—For people with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders, finding integrated care that treats both conditions can be a difficult task. Vanderbilt Behavioral Health is seeking to simplify care for these patients through the co-occurring disorders intensive outpatient program (IOP).

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Transplant Pharmacy team went extra mile during winter ice storm

Apr. 29, 2021—In February, a frigid winter storm swept across the United States, causing widespread chaos — including power outages, water shortages and business shutdowns. Amid the disaster, many kidney transplant patients in Middle Tennessee did not receive deliveries of their immunosuppressant medications due to hazardous road conditions.

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Early intervention eases laryngeal injury healing

Apr. 29, 2021—Alexander Gelbard, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, reported in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery that early intervention treatment for acute laryngeal injury after intubation may prevent tracheostomy dependence and the need for additional surgical procedures.

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Malin appointed to CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors

Apr. 29, 2021—Bradley Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through 2024.

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Grisanti receives VUMC Social Worker of the Year Award

Apr. 29, 2021—Lindsay Grisanti, LMSW, is the recipient of the Carolyn Edwards Social Worker of the Year Award at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Regev receives Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Apr. 28, 2021—Aviv Regev, PhD, an internationally known computational biologist and executive vice president of Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), is the recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced this week.

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Recognition initiative shares patients’ praise of VUMC employees

Apr. 28, 2021—A significant focus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission is “Personalizing the patient experience through our caring spirit and remarkable capabilities.”

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