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Large, diverse genetic study of glaucoma implicates vascular and cancer-related genes

Feb. 21, 2024—An international genetic study using multiancestry biobanks has identified novel genetic locations associated with primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally.

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VUMC part of major step to achieving precision medicine

Feb. 19, 2024—An analysis of genomic data from nearly 250,000 participants in the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program has identified more than 275 million previously unreported genetic variations, nearly 4 million of which have potential health consequences.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrates 20 years of service

Feb. 8, 2024—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is celebrating 20 years as Middle Tennessee’s first full-service children’s hospital and is commemorating its mission of caring for children and their families.

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Fleet of Miracles highlights Music Therapy Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Feb. 1, 2024—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will be featured on two of Knight-Swift Transportation company's fleet of trucks for the next three years.

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Expanded space boosts cutting-edge research in infectious diseases and immunology

Jan. 29, 2024—The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation recently debuted state-of-the-art new facilities in Medical Center.

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Honoring Dr. King’s Communal Legacy

Jan. 16, 2024—A special celebration was held in Light Hall last week to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with VUMC Employee Resource Groups, “Celebrating Beloved Community” focused on Dr. King’s communal legacy, his vision of beloved community, and the ways we continue to embody that legacy in the work we do here at Vanderbilt.

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New playroom supported by Dunkin’ allows pediatric patients a place where they feel comfortable to be themselves, have fun and heal

Jan. 11, 2024—Infants and toddlers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have a newly renovated space in which to play thanks to a $150,000 grant from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

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VWCH recognized by Wilson County Commission

Jan. 11, 2024—Scott McCarver, president of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, recently presented an update on the state of the hospital at the December meeting of the Wilson County Commissioners.

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Artificial intelligence advances work in VUMC’s clinical and research settings

Jan. 5, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians and researchers are applying artificial intelligence in innovative ways to advance clinical care and scientific understanding of these cutting-edge tools.

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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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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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VUMC performs its first combined lung and liver transplant

Dec. 14, 2023—Connie Rankin of Memphis, Tennessee, received Vanderbilt's first combined lung and liver transplant, which involved dozens of specialists, including transplant teams for both organs.

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