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Study explores health impact of social isolation, loneliness

Mar. 12, 2020—For older adults, social isolation and loneliness are associated with greatly increased likelihood of early death, dementia and heart disease, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Breaking ground in Hendersonville

Mar. 12, 2020— Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders recently joined with Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce officials, local and county officials and community members to break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility in Hendersonville.

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Clinical investigation society lauds Vanderbilt scientists

Mar. 12, 2020—Five faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among 80 physician-scientists who will be inducted this year into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

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VICC’s Knoop elected to Oncology Nursing Society board of directors

Mar. 12, 2020—Teresa Knoop, MSN, RN, assistant director of Clinical Operations for the Clinical Trials Office at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to the board of directors of the Oncology Nursing Society.

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Sternberg lands top award from Macula Society

Mar. 12, 2020—During the recent Macula Society annual meeting, Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, G. W. Hale Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, received the organization’s highest honor, the Gass Medal for outstanding contributions in the study of macular diseases.

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Women’s History Month panel set for March 31

Mar. 12, 2020—March is Women's History Month, an opportunity to recognize the contributions of women to the success of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Early-career investigators

Mar. 12, 2020—Henry Henderson, PhD, was one of 16 researchers selected to participate in the American Association for Cancer Research’s Early-Career Investigator Hill Day on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C. While there, he met with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and discussed funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute with a member of the senator’s health policy staff.

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‘The Call’ will let Children’s Hospital patients talk to astronauts on space station

Mar. 11, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is about to be out of this world. The Children’s Hospital school program has been chosen as one of only nine schools across the country to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station as it passes over Tennessee.

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VUMC rolls out new standard attire program for patient service specialists

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently launched a new standard attire program for patient service specialists (PSS), the staff who work in outpatient check-in and checkout areas.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to acquire Nashville location of Baby+Company

Mar. 10, 2020—To provide additional maternity care and a full spectrum of birthing experience options for patients, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has announced plans to acquire the Nashville location of Baby+Company, a freestanding birthing center that emphasizes a family-centered, low-intervention approach to delivery for uncomplicated pregnancies.

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Loss of ‘Jedi’ alters neuron activity

Mar. 10, 2020—This is not the Jedi you're thinking of. This Jedi is a receptor that helps clear away dead neurons during development, and its loss changes the activity of dorsal root ganglia neurons, which could have implications for treating chronic pain.

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Meat intake and colorectal polyps

Mar. 9, 2020—Red and processed meat intakes are strongly associated with increased risk of sessile serrated polyps, which are not as well studied as conventional adenomas.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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