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Reporter August 2023

VUMC named on Healthiest Employers list

Aug. 31, 2023—Healthiest Employers, a national award program, has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center one of the Healthiest Employers in Tennessee in the category for organizations with more than 10,000 employees.

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Cindy Lowe of Translational Pathology Shared Resource wins award from National Society of Histotechnology

Aug. 31, 2023—Cindy Lowe, research assistant in the Translational Pathology Shared Resource at VUMC, has won the National Society of Histotechnology’s Jules Elias Excellence in Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Techniques Award.

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New reference tool supports replication of DNA biobank studies

Aug. 31, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers created a phenotype-genotype reference map to assess data quality in DNA biobanks.

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Five VUMC nurses honored as Preceptor of the Year by VUSN

Aug. 30, 2023—Five Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses were recently honored as Preceptor of the Year by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Music therapy program now offered to patients on three additional units at VUH

Aug. 30, 2023—Following a successful pilot program, music therapy is now being offered to patients on three additional units at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Volunteers lend a helping hand at Orthopaedics Outreach Day

Aug. 29, 2023—Approximately 60 VUMC volunteers, including surgeons, pre- and post-op nurses and check-in, anesthesia, sterile, supply and cleaning staff, took over the Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin to provide free surgical treatment to uninsured or underinsured Middle Tennesseans.

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Residency program supports newly licensed RNs as they transition from students to professional nurses

Aug. 29, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program that supports newly licensed RNs as they transition from students to professional nurses.

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Study on miscarriage management finds combination treatment is more efficient and cost effective

Aug. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt research finds that only 1% of 22,116 commercially insured women ages 15-49 with medically managed miscarriages received the recommended combination of mifepristone.

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Study shows Vanderbilt-developed technology assists surgeons in identifying parathyroids

Aug. 24, 2023—A team of surgeons and biomedical engineers have shown the use of probe-based near infrared autofluorescence technology helps confirm the identification of parathyroid glands during endocrine surgery

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Predicting postop opioid use

Aug. 24, 2023—VUMC study finds that preoperative patient characteristics can predict daily opioid use at six months after surgery, suggesting opportunities for development of electronic risk-stratification algorithms.

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VUMC Nursing brings wellness initiative to Nashville Public Library’s Hadley Park branch

Aug. 24, 2023—A group of Vanderbilt nurses recently teamed up with the Hadley Park branch of the Nashville Public Library for a day of new wellness initiatives — including sharing health education information, raising awareness of health risks, and demonstrating healthy oral care habits to the community of North Nashville.

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Bellevue imaging clinic groundbreaking

Aug. 23, 2023—A rendering of Vanderbilt Imaging Services’ future Bellevue location was revealed during a groundbreaking event on Aug. 17.

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