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New clinic helps high-risk patients get ready for surgery

Sep. 12, 2019—At VUMC's High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.

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Grant to help increase nurse practitioners in rural areas

Sep. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received $5 million in federal funding to boost the number of nurse practitioners working in rural and underserved communities.

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Child passenger safety initiative bolstered by grant from Kohl’s

Sep. 12, 2019—Children’s Hospital will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program.

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Science educations start from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 118 new doctoral students last week during the 10th annual Simple Beginnings ceremony.

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Zebrafish aid effort to regenerate damaged retinas

Sep. 5, 2019—According to a new study, the tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans.

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School of Nursing faculty members honored as fellows

Sep. 5, 2019—Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American College of Nurse-Midwives.

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Partnership to help bring Zika virus therapy to clinic

Sep. 4, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are partnering with the Dutch biopharmaceutical firm Batavia Biosciences and Nashville-based IDBiologics to bring to the clinic a highly potent Zika virus neutralizing antibody they isolated three years ago.

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LifeFlight expands critical care transport to ground ambulances

Aug. 28, 2019—by Jerry Jones For the past 35 years, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has offered critical care air transport via one of its aircraft and has now expanded that ability to include ground transports via one of its two new, large specialized ground ambulances. The new ambulances will help provide care to adult patients when they can’t be...

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VUMC investigators receive Keck Foundation award for novel atherosclerosis research

Aug. 26, 2019—A team of researchers has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore a novel model of atherosclerosis development.

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Churchwell named to Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

Aug. 26, 2019—Andre Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named to the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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New CT scanner eases need for young children to stay still

Aug. 22, 2019—New CT technology at Children’s Hospital is changing the medical imaging landscape for young children and adolescents.

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Discovery may point to better treatments for Type 1 diabetes

Aug. 22, 2019—Researchers have made a paradigm-shifting discovery that could lead to new treatments, better health and longer life for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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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.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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