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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital performs its first osteochondral allograft

Feb. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital has performed its first osteochondral allograft, a grafting method used to treat cartilage injuries that expose underlying bone. The procedure, which requires advanced training in sports medicine, was performed by Collin Bills, MD, on Jan. 26.

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Beckman named president of VIVA Physicians

Feb. 18, 2021—Joshua Beckman, MD, MSc, professor of Medicine and director of VUMC’s Section of Vascular Medicine, has been named president of VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education, research, advocacy and collaboration.

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VUMC investigator expands HIV research into South Africa

Feb. 18, 2021—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigator is hoping to improve access to HIV testing in South Africa, where more than 7 million people are known to have the virus, by training traditional healers to perform the tests.

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VUMC postdoctoral scientist named HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

Feb. 18, 2021—Valeria Reyes Ruiz, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected as a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

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Stokes appointed section chief of Interventional Radiology

Feb. 17, 2021—LeAnn Stokes, MD, associate professor of Clinical Radiology, has been appointed section chief of Interventional Radiology (IR) in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic named best in Mt. Juliet

Feb. 15, 2021—Despite being open less than a full year, Vanderbilt Health’s walk-in clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was recently named best walk-in clinic in The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet’s annual Best of Mt. Juliet special section.

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VUSM students helping vaccinate patients against COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to vaccinate patients against COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Feb. 11, 2021—Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

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Carells to endow chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Feb. 11, 2021—Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.

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Yeatman named Senior Vice President for Business Development

Feb. 11, 2021—Jonathon Yeatman, MBA, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Feb. 15 as Senior Vice President for Business Development.

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Data mart speeds recruitment for COVID research

Feb. 11, 2021—The arrival last March of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tennessee presented challenges for the clinical research enterprise at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prompt recruitment of patients newly diagnosed with COVID-19 into clinical trials was, and remains, a public health imperative with top-level backing from the federal government.

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Clinical Trials Unit lands major grant renewal

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received renewal of a major federal grant to continue their collaboration to test and develop new treatments and vaccines against HIV/AIDS — and now COVID-19.

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