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Reporter April 9 2021

New Clinician Spotlight: Matthews Chacko

Apr. 8, 2021—Matthews Chacko, MD, has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as an assistant professor of Medicine, an interventional cardiologist and the director of peripheral vascular interventions.

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VUMC creates new Adult Post-acute COVID Clinic

Apr. 8, 2021—On March 15, a new clinic opened at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Adult Post-acute COVID Clinic. With no single location, the clinic is a coordinated service across adult general medicine and medical specialty clinics, with a telemedicine component to facilitate initial patient assessments in most cases.

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Personalized Structural Biology aids cancer treatment decisions

Apr. 8, 2021—Cancer specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in partnership with biochemists and structural biologists across the Vanderbilt University campus, are taking “personalized” cancer therapy to a new level.

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VICC researchers featured at AACR Annual Meeting

Apr. 8, 2021—Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will have a robust presence during the first session of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, April 10-15, as presenters, panelists and authors.

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Weight Loss Center at VWCH helps expand bariatric surgery options

Apr. 7, 2021—In May 2020, dangerously high blood pressure put 44-year-old Kristian Wernet in the hospital, a tipping point that led him to become one of the first individuals to have gastric bypass surgery at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) as a patient of the new Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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New cardiac cath lab opens at Children’s Hospital

Apr. 7, 2021—A new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab debuted recently at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to meet the growing volume of the Pediatric Heart Institute.

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Health care quality expert Berwick set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 7, 2021—Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care quality and improvement, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

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COVID-19 lessons: VUMC, other hospital leaders pinpoint opportunities in National Academy Review

Apr. 7, 2021—The versatility of health systems in the national COVID-19 response underscore the challenges and opportunities for leaders to strengthen and design systems to better care for communities and respond to ever-changing needs, top health care delivery system leaders outline in a discussion paper for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Study revises understanding of cancer metabolism

Apr. 7, 2021—Tumors consume glucose at high rates, but a team of Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that cancer cells themselves are not the culprit, upending models of cancer metabolism that have been developed and refined over the last 100 years.

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Vanderbilt mourns the passing of Pierre Massion

Apr. 6, 2021—Pierre Massion, MD, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Medicine, an internationally known expert on early detection and prevention strategies for lung cancer, died April 4 of an apparent heart attack. He was 58.

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U.S. government reserves supply of COVID-19 antibody cocktail discovered at VUMC

Apr. 6, 2021—The U.S. government has reserved up to 700,000 doses of a monoclonal antibody cocktail against the COVID-19 virus discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and developed by AstraZeneca, officials have announced.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Robert Ramirez

Apr. 5, 2021—Robert Ramirez, DO, a thoracic and neuroendocrine oncologist, has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center after practicing at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center in New Orleans.

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