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Winkfield named to National Cancer Advisory Board

Sep. 16, 2021—President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.

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‘Pre-conditioning’ restores immune tolerance

Sep. 16, 2021—A treatment targeting T-cell metabolism could reinvigorate immune tolerance mechanisms to combat autoimmune disease and transplant rejection, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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VUSM mourns loss of medical student

Sep. 16, 2021—Students and faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) were informed last night about the death of classmate Zachary Scott Jones.

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Children’s Hospital debuts new Reed Family Maternal Fetal Clinic

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has opened a state of the art maternal fetal clinic to help expectant parents navigate the difficult decision-making process for babies at risk for or born with birth defects or abnormalities.

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VHVI reaches milestone in cardiac monitor implants

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has reached a new milestone in implanting CardioMEMS remote cardiac monitoring devices.

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Older age, chronic co-morbidities associated with more severe COVID disease in children

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt research found that multiple factors are associated with the severity of COVID-19 disease in children, including older age and chronic co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic conditions.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center files for new Certificate of Need to build Rutherford Co. hospital

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt is filing a Certificate of Need application with Tennessee’s Health Services and Development Agency to build a new 42-bed hospital in Murfreesboro.

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Caught in a web: study reveals that immune cells cooperate to trap and kill bacteria

Sep. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a new antibacterial mechanism that could inspire novel strategies for combating staph and other extracellular bacterial pathogens.

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Novel immunotherapy shows robust response for multiple myeloma

Sep. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt research found that a novel immunotherapy demonstrated robust effectiveness in treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

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Shoulder surgery helps get athlete back into competition

Sep. 9, 2021—Thanks to orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt following a devastating injury, multi-sport athlete Lauren Nethery is back on track.

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Gift creates directorship in translational vision research

Sep. 9, 2021—Marlene and Spencer Hays’ longtime support of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute includes the recent commitment to establish the Marlene & Spencer Hays Directorship in Translational Vision Research.

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Study urges new pediatric thyroid surgery protocols

Sep. 9, 2021—A Vanderbilt study is reinforcing the need to develop specific protocols for children, particularly concerning thyroid disease.

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