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Reporter Dec 14 2018

Office of Continuous Professional Development implementing new software system

Dec. 14, 2018—To expand capabilities for hosting and tracking continuing education credits in the health professions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Continuous Professional Development (OcPD) is implementing a new software system.

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Wrapping party

Dec. 14, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville held its annual “wrapping party” on Monday, Dec. 10, where volunteers wrapped gifts and toys to be distributed to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC Addiction Consultation Service sees rising demand

Dec. 13, 2018—An Addiction Consultation Service, specialized training for physicians and changes in the language used in addiction cases are the first of many in a series of new clinical approaches being offered around addiction care as Vanderbilt University Medical Center — and the rest of the country — see an increased demand for such services.

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Lean vs. obese adipose tissue cells

Dec. 13, 2018—A greater understanding of the mechanisms and cell types involved in returning adipose (fatty) tissue to the lean state may lead to more effective treatments for obesity.

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Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt created

Dec. 13, 2018—Experts from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development are joining efforts to establish a Policies for Action (P4A) Research Hub at Vanderbilt to better understand and develop recommendations to address the needs of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children, including those in immigrant families and with prenatal exposure to opioids.

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Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain

Dec. 13, 2018—Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), with the help of an epidemiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently published findings showing an association between infant soy formula feeding and menstrual pain in adulthood.

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Philip’s liver cancer research receives V Foundation support

Dec. 13, 2018—Mary Philip, MD, PhD, has been named a 2019 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 13, 2018—A compound that activates a virus-sensing receptor has potent therapeutic effects in a mouse model of breast cancer.

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Therapy aims to reduce prostate cancer treatment side effects

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt urologic surgeons are offering an alternative therapy for prostate cancer patients considered to be low-to-intermediate risk, a middle ground between active surveillance and aggressive therapy.

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Berkeley’s Bissell highlights Retreat for Cancer Research

Dec. 13, 2018—Mina Bissell, PhD, gave an overview of her career at the 18th Annual Retreat for Cancer Research, detailing how she basically followed her nose to become an acclaimed scientist.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 13, 2018—New methods have revealed details of vesicle trafficking in cells and are applicable to any protein complexes, potentially revolutionizing our understanding of cell dynamics.

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Nominations sought for annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 13, 2018—Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center who emulates through his or her work the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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