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Reporter Aug 16 2019

Mass shootings: what we can’t control, and what we can

Aug. 15, 2019—The alarming number of mass shootings around the country is, without a doubt, ratcheting up anxiety as people wonder when our neighbors, our first responders, our teams could be called into action. And worst of all, the fear that we or people we know will be victims.

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6 key takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 15, 2019—Team building and efficiency are umbrella priorities over the coming year as leaders focus on strengthening patient flow through existing, and newly opening, inpatient and outpatient facilities and bolstering the spirit of culture, top executives said at the August Leadership Assembly.

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Gannon named to new faculty development role

Aug. 15, 2019—Maureen Gannon, PhD, has been named to the newly created role of Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

Aug. 15, 2019—A study led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD, and Ann Richmond, PhD, has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients.

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Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Aug. 15, 2019—Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

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Research excellence honored

Aug. 15, 2019—Graduate student Christian Meyer recently received the 2019 Richard Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence.

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REDCap data management tool reaches million user mark

Aug. 15, 2019—Fifteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has reached 1 million users throughout the world.

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Amputation risk high for microvascular disease patients: study

Aug. 15, 2019—People with Microvascular disease were associated with a nearly four times greater likelihood of amputation compared to people without it, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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VUSN to honor Crankshaw’s clinical achievements

Aug. 15, 2019—Marlee Crankshaw, DNP, RN, CNML, is receiving the 2019 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in Nursing.

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System set to help coordinate autism care

Aug. 15, 2019—Researchers from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) are establishing a learning and family navigation system to improve care coordination for children with ASD, particularly those in medically underserved areas.

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Chinnappan’s blood conservation efforts recognized

Aug. 15, 2019—Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, has become one of nine certified perfusionists in the country to receive the Patient Blood Management Specialist certification.

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VUSN named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence

Aug. 15, 2019—The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an NLN Center of Excellence (COE) in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.

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