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Initiative helps patients with communication disorders

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to educate clinicians about augmentative and alternative communication methods for patients with communication disorders.

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Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading an ambitious project to assess the impact of environmental exposures on cancer risk for people living in Southern states.

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VUMC lauded for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently named a center of excellence for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.

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Holiday music special to benefit Children’s Hospital

Oct. 15, 2021—A new Nashville Holiday Music Special benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 4. The program will take the place of the in-person Nashville Christmas Parade.

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Lecture reflects on the lives touched by Levi Watkins

Oct. 14, 2021—Levi Watkins Jr., MD, has an enduring legacy as a cardiovascular surgeon, mentor and advocate, and Vanderbilt's John Tarpley, MD, recently shared his reflections about the remarkable impact of his friend and colleague, both on the medical profession and on the lives of others.

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Photoimmunotherapy offered in clinical trial for recurrent head and neck cancer

Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is recruiting patients for a clinical trial using photoimmunotherapy for recurrent head and neck cancer.

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Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognizing 485 clinicians and 132 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2021.

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Amphibians offer clues to climate change resiliency

Oct. 7, 2021—  by Bill Snyder Like the “canary in the coal mine,” the worldwide decline of amphibian populations, including frogs, toads and salamanders, during the past 50 years may be a harbinger of emerging infections and environmental changes that endanger humankind, as well. Just as important, some amphibian species have begun to recover from the global...

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Boosta-Palooza

Oct. 7, 2021—VUMC employees were able to receive a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at this week's Boosta-Palooza event.

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Policy formalizes role and use of medical chaperones during patient encounters

Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is implementing a new policy which standardizes and expands the role of a medical chaperone, an individual who serves as a witness for both a patient and their clinician during a sensitive medical examination or procedure.

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Campaign thanks employees for their dedication to patients and each other

Sep. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt Health has launched a brand communications campaign — called Caregivers Need Care, Too — designed to thank the workforce for their dedication to their patients and to each other during challenging times.

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Local family shines in campaign to establish ALS research program

Sep. 23, 2021—Evan Campa and her family are at the forefront of a campaign to establish an ALS basic science research program at Vanderbilt.

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