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Artificial intelligence advances work in VUMC’s clinical and research settings

Jan. 5, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians and researchers are applying artificial intelligence in innovative ways to advance clinical care and scientific understanding of these cutting-edge tools.

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The Alliance for Genomic Discovery welcomes Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK and Novo Nordisk

Jan. 5, 2024—Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK and Novo Nordisk are the newest members of the Alliance for Genomic Discovery.

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Study shows liraglutide results in increased insulin sensitivity independent of weight loss

Jan. 4, 2024—  by Jill Clendening A new study published in the journal Diabetes demonstrates that a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist, a member of a class of medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity, can lead to a rapid improvement in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is how responsive cells are to insulin, an essential...

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Study finds significant increased risk of future health issues for youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries

Jan. 4, 2024—A Vanderbilt study found that youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries have a significantly increased risk of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, outpatient visits and costs in the 12 months following injury compared to youth without a firearm injury.

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Potential AML therapy induces leukemic stem cell death

Jan. 4, 2024—Vanderbilt researchers are studying a potential therapy for acute myeloid leukemia that targets the residual leukemic stem cells in bone marrow after treatment that are responsible for relapses and drug resistance.

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C.J. Stimson named Executive Vice President for Population Health

Jan. 4, 2024—C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, assistant professor of Urology and Senior Vice President of Value Transformation in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Population Health, has been named Executive Vice President for Population Health.

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David Posch assumes new role of Senior Vice President for Business Consulting

Jan. 4, 2024—David Posch, MA, Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Office of Population Health and Executive Director for Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), has transitioned into the new role of Senior Vice President for Business Consulting

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Team uses COVID-19 to test automated acute disease profiling

Jan. 2, 2024—An automated solution for creating phenotyping algorithms, PheNorm, worked well to identify symptomatic COVID-19 cases in electronic health records, suggesting that automation could speed high-throughput phenotyping of acute disease.

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Fruits of their labor

Jan. 2, 2024—Attending and resident physicians, nurses, other clinical staff and their families recently inspected, sorted and packaged frozen food and produce at Second Harvest Food Bank as part of Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Community Service Day.

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Glucose metabolism influences B cell function

Dec. 29, 2023—Glucose metabolism influences the qualities of activated, mature B cells — white blood cells that are required for antibody-mediated immune responses, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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VUMC to launch Program for Health Equity Research

Dec. 29, 2023—VUMC's new Program for Health Equity Research aims to become the nation’s leader in health equity research that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse by creating a rigorous environment for application-driven research with rapid response to policies and practices.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, General Motors to address child safety seat education

Dec. 27, 2023—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.

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