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Pharmacy tech goes extra mile for bombing victim

Feb. 11, 2021—A Vanderbilt patient couldn't access her medications following the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville. That’s when Nikki Auen came into the picture.

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Grant supports speedy sorting of health records by phenotype

Feb. 11, 2021—Wei-Qi Wei, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and scientific director of the Precision Phenotyping Core at the Center for Precision Medicine, has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (grant GM139891) to continue

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Belcher named to newspaper’s list of 40 under 40

Feb. 11, 2021—Ryan Belcher, MD, assistant professor Pediatric Otolaryngology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named by Nashville Business Journal to the 2021 class of 40 under 40.

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Study will delve into EHR for signs of suicidality

Feb. 11, 2021—Retrieval of clearer, more complete information from the EHR could go a long way toward improving predictive models of who will next be at risk of suicide, thereby improving care for patients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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Program using telehealth to treat Opioid Use Disorder

Feb. 11, 2021—The Vanderbilt Maternal Addiction Recovery Program (VMARP) is offering virtual appointments to help reach patients in Nashville’s outlying areas for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

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Gastroenterologist Merchant set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 11, 2021—Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, a nationally known gastroenterologist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, will discuss cellular changes that occur prior to gastric cancer during the next web-based Discovery Lecture.

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Ancker named vice chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Feb. 11, 2021—Health informatics expert and educator Jessica Ancker, PhD, MPH, has joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics as vice chair for Educational Affairs. Ancker comes from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, where she was an associate professor.

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More than 1,000 receive antibody infusions for COVID-19 at VUMC

Feb. 10, 2021—As of Feb. 1,065 outpatients have received antibody infusions since the clinic opened on Nov. 18. Clinic officials estimated that the infusions have prevented about 70 patients from developing severe COVID-19 illness requiring hospitalization or emergency department evaluation.

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Vanderbilt Health now offering endoscopy at One Hundred Oaks

Feb. 10, 2021—The new Endoscopy Lab at One Hundred Oaks has expanded Vanderbilt Health’s options for endoscopic procedures including colonoscopies to screen for colorectal cancer.

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Imaging guidance for nerve repair

Feb. 9, 2021—A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt sees surge in rare MIS-C cases amid drop in COVID-19 numbers

Feb. 8, 2021—While the number of COVID-19 cases across the country is decreasing, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are beginning to see a new post-surge trend: an increase in cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology

Feb. 8, 2021—The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

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