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State of Nursing address reviews challenges and resiliency

May. 26, 2022—In her 2022 State of Nursing Address, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, looked back on another extraordinary year marked by multiple surges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resilient nurses who continued to respond.

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School of Nursing launches Tennessee’s first master of nursing degree to prepare registered nurses

May. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a Master of Nursing (MN) degree to help meet the high demand for registered nurses in health care settings throughout the nation. The program aims to attract people looking for a career change or those with a bachelor’s degree in another field. Applications are open and will be accepted through August. The program will begin in spring 2023. 

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Study seeks to improve gender equity for liver transplantation waiting list

May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.

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Rehm first pediatrician named president-elect of Society of Hospital Medicine

May. 25, 2022—Kris Rehm, MD, MMHC, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and vice chair in the Department of Pediatrics, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Hospital Medicine and will be the first pediatrician to hold the post for the organization.

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Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

May. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.

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DBMI summer program for MNPS high school students resumes

May. 24, 2022—High school students in Metro Nashville Public Schools who are interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science can once again get paid internship experience through a summer program within the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Vanderbilt, thanks to initial funding from DBMI faculty member Daniel Fabbri.

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Diabetes, cardiovascular drug targets

May. 24, 2022—Targeting receptors of the inflammatory lipid signaling molecule PGE2 may offer a new way to tackle both Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Injury prevention experts highlight ABCs of water safety as summer begins

May. 23, 2022—Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. It is also when experts see an uptick in drowning and near drowning incidents. “Drowning is a silent killer,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, program manager, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Diabetes Day celebrates investigational achievements, looks toward future

May. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event that showcases the work of outstanding scientists and researchers in the fields of diabetes, obesity and metabolism was held this month, and it marked the first time many investigators working under the auspices of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) had gathered in one space since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VUMC to participate in AMA effort to advance equitable quality & safety in patient care

May. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a learning network designed to help hospital systems apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices – with a goal of improving health outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

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Pushing (anti-overdose) drugs

May. 23, 2022—An automated alert to encourage clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients at risk of opioid overdose increased naloxone prescriptions per opioid prescription 16-fold.

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Clarksville cancer center has new name

May. 19, 2022—The Vanderbilt-affiliated cancer center in Clarksville has a new name: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville (VICCTHC).

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