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Reporter Dec 3 2021

VKC data shows increase in autism spectrum disorder prevalence, provides new data on 4-year-olds

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers are seeing an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Gene discoveries give new hope to people who stutter

Dec. 2, 2021—New research shows the potential to identify therapeutic directions that could improve outcomes for people who stutter.

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Surveys show VUMC patients value immediate online access to test results

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Paul Govern Vanderbilt University Medical Center patients are overwhelmingly in favor of having immediate electronic access to their clinical test results, recent surveys show. A federal rule in effect since April 5 was designed in part to ensure that patients are given electronic access to their health information upon their request and at no cost, including, with very few exceptions,...

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Long-acting antibody combo developed at VUMC reduces COVID-19 risk and symptoms

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Bill Snyder The global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced more good news about its long-acting combination of two monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19 that were discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In a prevention trial, one prophylactic, intramuscular injection of the antibody combination, called AZD7442, reduced the risk of symptoms occurring after exposure to the...

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Directorships honor VUMC leaders and philanthropic partners

Dec. 2, 2021—Ten Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration have been named as holders of endowed directorships.

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Thyroid cancer paper lands national recognition

Dec. 2, 2021—by Tom Wilemon A group of investigators in the Endocrine Neoplasia Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received national recognition for their work to discover better treatments for thyroid cancer. A paper describing their lab work was awarded first place in the Basic Science category at the 2021 Cancer Research Competition, which promotes...

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VUMC celebrates 20th anniversary of custom-built EHR

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of StarPanel, the first fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) in use in a major health system and developed independent of a vendor.

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Study links depression scores, white blood cell count

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Emily Stembridge Researchers across four health care systems, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, have found that increased depression polygenic scores are associated with increased white blood cell count, highlighting the importance of the immune system in the etiology of depression. Despite a wide understanding of depression as a psychiatric disorder, depression’s underlying biological...

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Reid selected for clinical trial development program

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt's Sonya Reid, MD, MPH, has been selected to participate in the first cohort of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Clinical Trial Diversity Career Development Program.

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Message of appreciation for Joint Commission survey

Dec. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's caring culture was on full display during the recent survey by the The Joint Commission.

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Study provides new insight into how antidepressant drugs work

Dec. 1, 2021—A study by Vanderbilt researchers sheds light on how current antidepressant drugs work and suggests a new drug target in depression.

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Ivory appointed to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Nov. 30, 2021—VUMC's Cathy Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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