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Former chair of Biochemistry Michael Waterman has died

Dec. 9, 2021—Michael Waterman, PhD, former chair of the Department of Biochemistry for 18 years, died Nov. 7

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Antibodies discovered at Vanderbilt for prevention of COVID-19 granted FDA emergency use authorization

Dec. 9, 2021—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for a long-acting antibody combination which  protects against COVID-19, discovered last year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Cell signaling targets in leukemia

Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers identified a critical role for IL-1beta signaling in leukemia cells with a certain mutation, suggesting this pathway may be a good target for novel treatments.

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Prostate cancer treatment regret

Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers suggest that to reduce treatment-related regret for men with localized prostate cancer, treatment preparation should focus on shared decision-making and aligning patient expectations with treatment toxicity.

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VUMC nurses land VUSN Preceptor of the Year Awards

Dec. 9, 2021—Three nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been selected in the inaugural group of Preceptor of the Year Awards by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Virtual memorial service now available for viewing

Dec. 9, 2021—“VUMC Remembers,” a special virtual memorial service to remember patients who have died as well as their families and caregivers, is now posted at vumcremembers.com.

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Vision foundation’s longtime support key to Penn’s research efforts

Dec. 9, 2021—  by Nancy Humphrey John S. Penn, PhD, has been named the inaugural holder of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) Directorship in Pediatric Vision Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in honor of his contributions to the foundation and the field of vision research. Penn’s connection with the KTEF, which is committed to supporting...

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Pioneer of substance abuse prevention and treatment Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, mourned

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt's Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, professor of Medicine Emeritus and director Emeritus, Center for Professional Health, died Dec. 8 He was 90.

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International study supports dupilumab for treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma in children

Dec. 8, 2021—In a late-stage clinical trial, the biologic agent dupilumab reduced the rate of severe asthma attacks and improved lung function and asthma control for children ages 6 to 11 with moderate-to-severe asthma, offering a new option to these patients.

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Weigh risks, plan ahead prior to gathering for the holidays

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts advise this is the season to think very wisely about planned get-togethers.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Kelly Hewitt

Dec. 8, 2021—Kelly Hewitt, MD, recently joined the Division of Surgical Oncology after being recruited from St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, where she served as medical director of the Breast Program.

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Vanderbilt University Hospital named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by the Leapfrog Group

Dec. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt University Hospital has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a large coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.

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