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Aging beta cells hasten Type 2 diabetes

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have found that aging induces chronic cellular stress in pancreatic beta cells, which could contribute to the development of diabetes as we age.

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Study sheds light on the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage

Oct. 20, 2022—by Bill Snyder Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that the change in a single letter of the genetic code promotes, in a mouse model, the development of inflammation, high blood pressure and resulting kidney damage. Their findings, featured Oct. 14 on the cover of Circulation Research, suggest that targeting inflammatory cytokines, signaling...

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Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy

Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.

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Event set to make lung cancer screening more accessible

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is making the lung cancer screening more convenient with weekend appointments from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks

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Osterman appointed chair of mCODE executive committee

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed chair of the executive committee for the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative.

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Strategy Share to focus on VUMC’s Strategic Directions

Oct. 20, 2022—Addressing disparities in maternal health care, expanding the diversity of workforce recruitment pipelines, how to develop age-friendly care, effective ways to reach underrepresented communities and examples of community partnerships are all topics at Strategy Share 2022.

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Grant boosts student diversity in biomedical data science

Oct. 20, 2022—Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a grant to engage and support diverse undergraduate and graduate students who participate in biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research programs. 

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Helium balloons banned outdoors to protect LifeFlight personnel, patients

Oct. 20, 2022—The use of helium balloons outside is now prohibited on VUMC’s downtown campus to provide enhanced safety for Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s team and the patients they transport.

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VUMC implants first patient in NAUTILUS study for treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Oct. 18, 2022—A Vanderbilt patient with idiopathic generalized epilepsy is now the first to receive neuromodular stimulation of the brain to see if it can help with seizures.

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Three Vanderbilt faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 17, 2022—Three Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, a prestigious, non-governmental organization that advises the nation and the world on important aspects of medical science, health care and public health.

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Churchwell named a ‘Top Diversity’ leader by Modern Healthcare

Oct. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt's André Churchwell, MD, is recognized as a national diversity leader by Modern Healthcare.

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Addition to pancreatic image bank expected to help advance diabetes research worldwide

Oct. 14, 2022—An image bank of samples of the pancreas from children who developed diabetes shortly before death has gone live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the aim to advance global medical research in the diabetes field.

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