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Reporter Aug 24 2018

VUMC mourns loss of integrative medicine pioneer Elam

Aug. 23, 2018—Roy Elam III, MD, emeritus associate professor of Internal Medicine and founding medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Aug. 20. He was 71.

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Carrasco to lead Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at VU

Aug. 23, 2018—Nancy Carrasco, MD, a leading figure in the study of iodide transport and its critical role in the thyroid and mammary glands, has been named chair of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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VUMC named one of nation’s Top Hospitals for Diversity

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity by (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information.

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Study explores risk factors for acoustic neuroma growth

Aug. 23, 2018—Surgeons face a delicate proposition when treating acoustic neuromas, benign tumors on the nerve that affect hearing and balance. Removing small tumors through surgery and radiation can cause complications such as the loss of hearing, when the tumors may not grow and impact quality of life for years. But not removing them can allow them to grow and be more difficult to remove and pose even greater risks.

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Trauma Unit’s 20th anniversary

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit on 10 North in Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital opened 20 years ago this month, August 1998.

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Clue to treating obesity found in body’s ‘rheostat’

Aug. 23, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have discovered a critical factor in the rheostatic control of body weight by the brain.

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New award honors research by graduate students

Aug. 23, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has established a new award to recognize and support outstanding graduate students who have distinguished themselves through the excellence, significance and scientific rigor of their work.

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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt scientists have discovered a signaling mechanism that tells neurons to die, findings that could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Madhur, Smith set to deliver fall season’s first Discovery Lecture

Aug. 23, 2018—The Flexner Discovery Lecture series kicks off the academic year next week with presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members. The Cutting-Edge Discovery Lectures by Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, and Scott Smith, MD, PhD, begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in 208 Light Hall.

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Arrington Vineyards event benefits Children’s Hospital

Aug. 23, 2018—More than 5,000 people gathered for the Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party on Saturday, Aug. 11, to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The daylong event, now in its seventh year, featured wine tastings, food trucks and a concert by country music star Kix Brooks.

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Novel program gives congenital heart disease patients new options

Aug. 23, 2018—Experts at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute are forging new ground in the development of a first-of-its-kind program aimed at adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD).

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San Diego Zoo TV channel debuts at Children’s Hospital

Aug. 23, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated the arrival of San Diego Zoo Kids with a launch celebration last week, making it the 150th facility to offer the closed-circuit television channel to patients.

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