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National nursing leader Dawson set for MLK lecture

Jan. 5, 2022—Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present Vanderbilt’s 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m.

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Drug modifies epigenome in aggressive brain tumors: study

Jan. 5, 2022—A folic acid-like drug changed a DNA process within brain tumors of glioblastoma patients, according to results from a phase 1 clinical trial.

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Opioid use disorder treatment access increases in areas with large Medicaid population

Jan. 4, 2022—  by Jill Clendening Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), are much less likely to discriminate between Medicaid and privately insured prospective patients, but patients with either type of coverage still face many barriers to obtaining...

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Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.

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Bloch, Haas appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Jan. 3, 2022—Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, and David Haas, MD, have been appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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DeBruler named Vice-President of Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer DeBruler, MD, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new Vice-President, Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations.

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Increase in ATV injuries prompts additional funding to support safety program at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 3, 2022—According to hospital records, there were 100 ATV-related trauma admissions between July 2020 and August 2021. That is up from 2017 when injuries accounted for 69 admissions and were the fifth leading cause of trauma admissions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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My New Year’s resolution: Rounds — A message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO

Dec. 30, 2021—I typically avoid New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps it’s because I typically fail miserably in maintaining whatever I commit to – whether it’s losing a few pounds, or drinking less coffee. It’s not that the resolutions aren’t things I need to do. I just get preoccupied by the myriad challenges – expected and unexpected – and...

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

Dec. 29, 2021—People from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual people to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.

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Study of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 shows 13% mortality rate

Dec. 24, 2021—New research finds that fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections remained at high risk for hospitalization and death.

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Patient receives antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt to prevent COVID-19 illness

Dec. 23, 2021—On Dec. 22, Caroline Davis of Nashville became the first patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive injections of a new antibody combination to protect her from COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day benefits Second Harvest Food Bank

Dec. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics clinicians and staff gathered at Second Harvest Food Bank recently to help package dry and refrigerated food as part of the third annual Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day.

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