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Kavalali receives Humboldt Research Award

Dec. 31, 2019—Ege T. Kavalali, PhD, professor and acting chair of the Department of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been elected a recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

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Nettles reappointed as chair of statewide planning and policy council

Dec. 30, 2019—Ari Nettles Reappointed as Chair of Statewide Planning and Policy Council

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Grants bolster scholarships for students studying autism, pediatric hearing loss

Dec. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has received three new grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train graduate students to work with children with autism and hearing loss.

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Tennessee Receives Grant from Federal Government to Address Opioid Crisis

Dec. 20, 2019—The Division of TennCare will partner with VUMC as part of the MOM program focusing on 26 rural and urban counties to improve the outcomes for women with opioid use disorder and their infants.

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Hepatitis C–positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool

Dec. 20, 2019—Hepatitis C-positive heart donors offer a strategy to safely expand the donor pool and allow more patients to undergo transplant.

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Reversing stress-related anxiety

Dec. 20, 2019—Inhibiting COX-2 — an enzyme associated with inflammation — could provide a novel therapeutic approach for stress-related psychiatric disorders.

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Hickson named to new VUMC leadership roles

Dec. 19, 2019—Gerald Hickson, MD, Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, will assume new leadership and advisory roles with the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

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2019 a year of growth, achievements, accolades

Dec. 19, 2019—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2019.

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Year in Review 2019: New appointments bolster VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 19, 2019—André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), was named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. Churchwell, who continues to serve in his School of Medicine and VUMC roles, holds the Levi...

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Year in Review 2019: Medical Center lauded on numerous national rankings

Dec. 19, 2019—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.

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Songs of the season

Dec. 19, 2019—The United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir performed holiday songs at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks last week. The choir also performed several shows on the main campus to celebrate the season.

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Study tracks impact of noise in operating rooms

Dec. 19, 2019—Research shows that noise negatively affects individuals and patient safety, and the operating room is one of the noisiest clinical areas due to information sharing among the clinical team, various technology devices and surgical equipment.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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