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Reporter Aug 13 2021

Study reveals missing link between high-fat diet, microbiota and heart disease

Aug. 12, 2021—A high-fat diet disrupts the biology of the gut’s inner lining and its microbial communities — and promotes the production of a metabolite that may contribute to heart disease, according to a study published Aug. 13 in the journal Science.

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VUMC expands programming in effort to help pregnant and postpartum women, infants in opioid crisis

Aug. 12, 2021—A newly created program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is aiming to address the increasing toll the opioid crisis is having on pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.

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Structural Heart and Valve Center reaches procedure milestones

Aug. 12, 2021—The Structural Heart and Valve Center at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has recently completed multiple groundbreaking transcatheter clinical trial procedures treating severe regurgitation of the mitral and tricuspid valves, a continuation of a decade of research that is revolutionizing the treatment of these conditions.

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Certain drug exposures correlate with reduced COVID severity: study

Aug. 12, 2021—Analyzing electronic health records (EHR) of 9,748 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, Cosmin Bejan, PhD, Elizabeth Phillips, MD, and colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center asked whether COVID disease severity correlated with any drugs that happened to be taken by these patients in the months leading up to their diagnosis.

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VSP accredited as a Rare Disease Pharmacy Center of Excellence

Aug. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) has received accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) as a Rare Disease Pharmacy Center of Excellence.

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Hasselblad chosen for evidence-based practice fellowship

Aug. 12, 2021—Michele Hasselblad, DNP, RN, NE-BC, vice president of Adult Ambulatory Nursing, has been chosen for an inaugural cohort of postdoctoral fellows from the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University.

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Documents submitted for Magnet designation process

Aug. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has completed its four required Magnet documents and submitted them to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a major milestone in its fourth Magnet designation process.

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Vega selected as 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Aug. 11, 2021—Paige Vega, a PhD student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University, has been selected as the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Radiology Hosts DEI Week, Announces $1 Million Endowment

Aug. 11, 2021—The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences recently hosted its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Week, featuring in-person and livestreamed presentations and panel discussions focused on the relationship between medicine and DEI. Leaders from Vanderbilt University, Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Maryland and several other health care systems led the nuanced discussions.

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VUMC Neurology pioneer Anthony Kilroy mourned

Aug. 11, 2021—Anthony W. Kilroy, MD, adjunct associate professor of Pediatrics, died July 25. He was 86.

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Family pediatricians should be first line of defense for COVID concerns

Aug. 11, 2021—As the more contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads, impacting children, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt say there are steps parents can take to help keep their children safe.

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Aronoff departing VUMC to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine

Aug. 11, 2021—David Aronoff, MD, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is departing Vanderbilt University Medical Center to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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