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Reporter Dec 13 2019

Gregor Mendel would be proud

Dec. 12, 2019—A computational method that uses hospital billing codes and electronic health records can identify genetic disease cases before clinical teams do.

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Richmond receives legacy award from Society for Leukocyte Biology

Dec. 12, 2019—Ann Richmond, PhD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Society for Leukocyte Biology Legacy Award.

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Wexler receives Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship

Dec. 12, 2019—Aaron Wexler, PhD, a research fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship.

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Osheroff elected IAMSE president

Dec. 12, 2019—Neil Osheroff, PhD, was elected president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and will serve from January 2020-December 2021.

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Longtime Neurological Surgery chair Allen mourned

Dec. 11, 2019—George Allen, MD, PhD, an innovative surgeon who served for more than 25 years as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt, died Dec. 7. He was 77.

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Vanderbilt doctors discuss when to visit emergency departments for cold and flu symptoms

Dec. 11, 2019—‘Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC’s Denny selected to lead national ‘All of Us’ program

Dec. 11, 2019—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to be the chief executive officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.

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Nashville Christmas Parade 2019

Dec. 10, 2019—Thousands gathered downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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New Physician Spotlight: Nhue Do

Dec. 9, 2019—  Nhue Do, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1. “We welcome Dr. Do as the fourth surgeon in our growing Pediatric Heart Institute, joining a team dedicated to high quality care for infants and children with cardiac disease spanning the full spectrum...

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Genetic screen in worms reveals critical step in insulin synthesis

Dec. 4, 2019—The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes.

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