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After 40 years, genetics still surprises VUMC’s Nancy Cox

Nov. 10, 2023—As she looks back on her 40-plus year career, what surprises Nancy Cox, PhD, an internationally known geneticist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is how much progress has been made, and yet how much more there is to learn about the role genetic variation plays in human disease.

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VUMC again collaborating to bring nursing education to Metro Schools

Nov. 9, 2023—For the second year, Vanderbilt nurses are collaborating with Metro Nashville Public Schools to mentor high school students to become medical assistants or care partners who have identified a future goal of being a registered nurse.

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Vanderbilt and Duke awarded Moore Foundation Grant to improve oversight of AI technology in health care systems

Nov. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the project “Measuring Artificial Intelligence (AI) Maturity in Healthcare Organizations.”

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Dandan Liu to lead the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians

Nov. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt's Dandan Liu, PhD, has been elected president of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians.

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Flu season starting late but expected to increase for the holidays

Nov. 8, 2023—The current flu season has started later and more gradually than last year although cases are expected to begin increasing in November before falling off in March.

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Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades

Nov. 7, 2023—Three Vanderbilt hospitals have been recognized by the Leapfrog group as among the safest in the United States. Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) all received a fall 2023 safety grade of “A.”

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Powers receives prestigious Veterans Affairs Middleton Award

Nov. 6, 2023—Alvin C. Powers, MD, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biologic Science and professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has received the 2023 William S. Middleton Award, the highest honor awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service.

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Children’s antibodies highly potent against COVID-19: study

Nov. 6, 2023—Reporting Nov. 6 in Cell Reports Medicine, Ivelin Georgiev, PhD, and colleagues demonstrated that antibodies isolated from children’s blood samples displayed high levels of neutralization and potency against variants of the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, even when the children had not previously been exposed to or vaccinated against those variants.

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Panel discussion on firearms regulation allows chance for direct communication

Nov. 3, 2023—A VUMC panel discussion with members of the General Assembly and advocates for additional firearm regulation was held Nov. 1. The Office of Government and Community Affairs organized this event to allow VUMC faculty and staff to hear directly from state lawmakers and advocacy leaders participating in the legislative process. Above, Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC,...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives DOD grant to study telehealth deployment across rural areas of Tennessee

Nov. 3, 2023—by Danny Bonvissuto Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 36 children. Despite evidence that it can be identified in the second year of life, and that early intervention can improve developmental outcomes, families in underserved and rural communities struggle with proximity to tertiary care diagnostic centers, low availability of specialists and long waitlists. Building...

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Pancreas “crosstalk” may influence course of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Nov. 1, 2023—In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Vanderbilt have identified unexpected alterations in the exocrine tissues of the pancreas that occur in the two major forms of diabetes, and with aging and obesity.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center receives a Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award

Nov. 1, 2023—For the fourth time, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized with the 2023 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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