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Medical student’s life saved by quick action of classmates

Sep. 22, 2022—Daniel Ragheb's Vanderbilt University School of Medicine classmates came to his rescue after Ragheb experienced sudden cardiac arrest while the group was playing basketball.

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MEGAMicrobe event shows children that science can be fun

Sep. 22, 2022—More than 100 children who attended the “MEGAMicrobe Express” community science fair on Sept. 17 at the Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in East Nashville.

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Vanderbilt study uses AI to speed monkeypox drug trials

Sep. 22, 2022—A machine learning algorithm developed by researchers at Vanderbilt performs as well as humans at identifying skin lesions in clinical photographs of people with monkeypox.

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Major gift bolsters Vanderbilt’s retinal vision research efforts

Sep. 22, 2022—A $10 million gift from the International Retinal Research Foundation will establish a center dedicated to retinal vision research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and a directorship to support a physician-scientist leader in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Lung cancer detection program lands grant renewal

Sep. 15, 2022—The National Cancer Institute has renewed funding for the Early Detection Research Network Lung Cancer Clinical Validation Center at Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center.

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Study suggests new mechanism for lipid transporter

Sep. 15, 2022—A new model suggests that a protein involved in the generation of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) works differently than previously thought.

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Complementary research, resources, policies improve outcomes for those with substance use disorders: Panel

Sep. 14, 2022—A panel of experts on opioid use disorder (OUD) recently discussed the importance of building recovery ecosystems or networks of resources to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Simple Beginnings

Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt held its annual Simple Beginnings ceremony for new doctoral students last week in Light Hall.

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Family’s gift supports efforts of three pediatric clinicians

Sep. 8, 2022—The family of the late William (Bill) Long, MD, made a gift to establish the Dr. William R. Long Fund to support directorships, resident education, fellowships and psychologists in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Transplant docuseries lauded by Donate Life Hollywood

Sep. 8, 2022—“Last Chance Transplant,” the docuseries filmed at Vanderbilt in conjunction with 44 Blue Productions and Rock’n Robins Productions, received the 2022 Inspire Award on Thursday, Aug. 25, from Donate Life Hollywood.

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Monkeypox testing available for eligible VUMC patients

Aug. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now offering in-house monkeypox polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing for patients who are eligible.

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Young patients connect with International Space Station

Aug. 31, 2022—For six minutes on Aug. 24, patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt went out of this world — or at least their voices did — to connect with the International Space Station.

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