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Implementation research focus of symposium hosted by VUMC

Dec. 3, 2020—One hundred ten participants from around the country attended a three-day virtual symposium hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center last month that explored how Implementation Research in the Learning Healthcare System can improve the quality and delivery of health care.

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JAMA Health Forum to become full-fledged journal in 2021

Dec. 3, 2020—Just a year after its founding as an online channel of information, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA’s) Health Forum will become a full-fledged journal in January 2021.

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Six Vanderbilt faculty elected as 2020 fellows of the AAAS

Dec. 3, 2020—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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My Health at Vanderbilt adds End of Life Care Plan

Dec. 2, 2020—Improvements to the web-based My Health at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Health’s online patient portal, have made it easier for health care teams — including patients and their designated health agents — to add and access an End of Life Care Plan to guide medical decision making.

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LifeFlight named air medical program of the year

Dec. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been named the air medical program of the year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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New bone anchored hearing implant enhances patient’s life

Dec. 2, 2020—Although Elisabeth Mouw, 23, knew she would benefit from having a bone-anchored hearing implant, she put off getting one for several years. Aside from being concerned about the aesthetic of wearing an external hearing device, she was worried it would interfere with her ability to play sports.

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Dolly Parton kicks off ‘Jingle Challenge’ for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dec. 2, 2020—Today, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced the 2020 ‘Jingle Challenge’ to send uplifting messages to patients, families and staff. Global superstar Dolly Parton kicked off the virtual challenge on her Facebook and Instagram encouraging fans to spread messages of hope, with a goal of 10,000 holiday messages to children and staff at the Nashville children’s hospital.

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Grant bolsters VUIIS ‘deep tissue’ imaging research

Dec. 2, 2020—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop “deep tissue” imaging methods that can peer into the furthest corners of the body.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Crowe receives 2020 “Golden Goose” Award for COVID-19 research

Dec. 1, 2020—James Crowe Jr., MD, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who has pioneered development of human monoclonal antibodies as potential treatments for viral diseases, has won a 2020 “Golden Goose” Award.

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Rounds: Pouring a cup of ambition as the journey wears on

Nov. 30, 2020—In the midst of a long, hard trek, we are inclined to focus on the miles remaining — forgetting all the terrain we’ve already conquered. Taking a few moments to reflect on where we started and how far we’ve come can replenish resilience, restoring vital energy to keep moving.

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Faculty mentoring program named for Geoffrey Fleming

Nov. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Education is developing a mentoring program for scientist educators, clinician educators and clinical practice faculty that will provide support and guidance to access and acquire the resources and skills necessary for successful careers as educators. Named the Geoffrey Fleming Mentoring Program, it will be implemented in spring 2021.

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NCI director urges action to address delayed cancer diagnoses

Nov. 23, 2020—Delayed cancer diagnoses and treatment due to concerns about potential coronavirus exposure will lead to collateral deaths beyond the pandemic, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Ned Sharpless, MD, said Thursday during a virtual visit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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