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Reporter Dec 6 2019

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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Internationally renowned scholar Daniel Diermeier named Vanderbilt University chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor.

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New VUMC service education focuses on strategies to “power up” positivity

Dec. 2, 2019—The fourth module of Defining Personalized Care – Elevating Our Culture of Service, focuses on the effect positivity can bring to an individual’s own well-being and to those they serve, including colleagues.

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Zantac recalled for carcinogen levels above FDA standards

Nov. 27, 2019—The popular heartburn drug ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac, was voluntarily recalled due to the contamination of a human carcinogen that could potentially cause cancer. The recall includes oral tablets, capsules, and syrup.

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Study finds ‘frozen’ fear response may underlie PTSD

Nov. 27, 2019—To explore how fear becomes entrenched, VUMC researchers traveled down the precise neuronal pathways in the brains of mice that trigger fear responses, and which normally extinguish the behaviors once the danger has passed.

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Noted anesthesiologist Berman mourned

Nov. 26, 2019—Lawrence Berman, MD, PhD, MS, professor of Anesthesiology, emeritus, died Nov. 18 at 90.

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VUMC lands health care digital communications awards

Nov. 26, 2019—The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognized the work of Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the nation’s best in health care digital communications.

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VUMC, Nashville Fire Department test real-time medical record system to improve handoff of incoming emergency patients

Nov. 26, 2019—VUMC and the Nashville Fire Department are testing a system to automatically generate patient acuity scores and abbreviated care records of in-transit patient procedures based on computer interpretations of signals from sensors and video cameras.

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New Physician Spotlight: Shiayin Yang

Nov. 25, 2019—Shiayin Yang, MD, an otolaryngologist who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, has joined VUMC after completing a fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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