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Vanderbilt LifeFlight partners with Retrieving Independence to train service dogs in simulated medical settings

Dec. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is partnering with the local nonprofit Retrieving Independence to assist in the training of service dogs in simulated medical settings, the latest of several Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnerships that bring specially trained dogs to Medical Center facilities.

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Nonaddictive pain relief system nears clinical trials

Dec. 20, 2023—Researchers in the Vanderbilt are nearing completion of an ingenious undertaking that may be a highpoint of their careers — a non-addictive alternative for relieving chronic pain.

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Achievements, accolades highlight past year at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2023—2023 was a year full of achievements and accolades for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Appointments, additions in 2023 strengthen VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 20, 2023—During the past year, multiple new appointments and additions strengthened VUMC’s core missions.

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Medical Center again lauded on multiple national rankings

Dec. 20, 2023—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.

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Melanoma, anyone?

Dec. 19, 2023—Collegiate tennis and golf athletes aren’t using enough sunscreen according to a recent survey; meanwhile, the deadly skin cancer melanoma is on the rise.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center, Deaconess Health System partner to open new clinic in Newburgh, Indiana

Dec. 19, 2023—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has partnered with Deaconess Health System to open a new clinic in Newburgh, Indiana — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s first in the Hoosier State.

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Cancer changed Jack Cawthon’s tune, so he found new ways to voice his gratitude

Dec. 19, 2023—Multiple bouts with cancer and a total laryngectomy have curbed Jack Cawthon's ability to sing, but not his spirit.

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Lee Ann Liska named President of Vanderbilt University Hospital

Dec. 19, 2023—Lee Ann Liska, MBA, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President of Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been chosen to serve as the hospital’s president.

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Three from VUMC elected to ASCI

Dec. 19, 2023—Three physician scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

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Study examines social factors and cardiovascular disease risk

Dec. 18, 2023—Eight social factors were among the top 15 markers of cardiovascular disease risk and could help guide community prevention efforts, according to a new study using machine learning algorithms.

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Larger accessible parking spaces added to South Garage

Dec. 18, 2023—Multiple newly striped, larger-sized accessible parking spaces with crosshatched areas to allow for additional space added to the South Garage are helping parents of children with complex needs safely get to clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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