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Changes to Central Garage begin this week

Oct. 14, 2022—Starting the week of Oct. 17, the Central Parking Garage will slightly reduce the number of available parking spaces.

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Palliative Care Unit celebrates a decade of providing patient- and family-centered care

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Palliative Care Unit is celebrating 10 years to patients and families.

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Jahangir shares COVID lessons at Reunion Weekend

Oct. 13, 2022—by Bill Snyder As head of Metro Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force during the height of the pandemic, Vanderbilt orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, witnessed a wide swing of human emotions. Mask mandates, designed to curb the spread of the virus, were met with resistance and outright hostility. Yet many Nashvillians quietly went out...

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Cardiologist Brown finds inspiration through music

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Suzanne Brown Sacks, MD, is both a transplant cardiologist and an accomplished singer/songwriter.

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Study to search EHR for undiagnosed genetic diseases

Oct. 13, 2022—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will explore computational solutions to help address the problem of missed or delayed diagnosis for patients with rare genetic diseases.

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VUH adopts enhanced recovery for sarcoma surgery

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's latest enhanced recovery after surgery clinical pathway was launched last month for adult patients receiving surgery to remove extremity soft tissue sarcomas, which are cancerous tumors that can arise in muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels and other connective tissue.

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Horst takes on new roles in advancing digital health

Oct. 13, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, has been named associate vice chair for Digital Health Operations for Vanderbilt's Department of Medicine and assistant chief for Clinical Informatics for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

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Embí elected to TN HIMSS board of directors

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors.

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VUMC’s Dewey receives two health care inspiration awards

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP, professor of Medical Education and Administration and director of the Center for Professional Health, recently received two inspiration awards for Women in Medicine month.

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Gaudet set to deliver Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26

Oct. 13, 2022—Patient-centered health care expert Tracy Gaudet, MD, will deliver the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26 at noon in 214 Light Hall.

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Research shows genetic link to moving to the beat of music

Oct. 13, 2022—A genomic study of musicality conducted by Vanderbilt researchers identified 69 genetic variants associated with beat synchronization, meaning the ability to move in synchrony with the beat of music.

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Skin pigment affects oxygen monitor

Oct. 11, 2022—Black patients in the ICU were more likely to have low or high blood oxygen levels than white patients, even when a pulse oximeter indicated 92-96% oxygen saturation, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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