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Reporter December 2023

Glucose metabolism influences B cell function

Dec. 29, 2023—Glucose metabolism influences the qualities of activated, mature B cells — white blood cells that are required for antibody-mediated immune responses, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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VUMC to launch Program for Health Equity Research

Dec. 29, 2023—VUMC's new Program for Health Equity Research aims to become the nation’s leader in health equity research that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse by creating a rigorous environment for application-driven research with rapid response to policies and practices.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, General Motors to address child safety seat education

Dec. 27, 2023—The Stay Seat Smart Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently received funding from General Motors to address child safety seat misuse through education, community outreach and media awareness.

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Opry, VUMC strengthen ties with shared events

Dec. 27, 2023—Photos by Angelea Yoder Earlier this year, Vanderbilt Health announced a new partnership with Opry Entertainment Group, making them the official medical provider for all Grand Ole Opry shows, as well as concerts and other events hosted at the Opry House and Ryman Auditorium. With this, LifeFlight Event Medicine is onsite to provide EMS coverage...

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Noted hematologist, teacher Stanley Graber dies at 85

Dec. 21, 2023—Stanley E. Graber, MD, a retired professor and hematologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Dec. 3 in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt’s Embí and team awarded AIM-HI grant to improve use and monitoring of AI in health care

Dec. 21, 2023—A Vanderbilt team has received funding to pursue research projects deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to enhance diagnostic decision-making in health care.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight partners with Retrieving Independence to train service dogs in simulated medical settings

Dec. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is partnering with the local nonprofit Retrieving Independence to assist in the training of service dogs in simulated medical settings, the latest of several Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnerships that bring specially trained dogs to Medical Center facilities.

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Nonaddictive pain relief system nears clinical trials

Dec. 20, 2023—Researchers in the Vanderbilt are nearing completion of an ingenious undertaking that may be a highpoint of their careers — a non-addictive alternative for relieving chronic pain.

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Achievements, accolades highlight past year at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2023—2023 was a year full of achievements and accolades for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Appointments, additions in 2023 strengthen VUMC’s core missions

Dec. 20, 2023—During the past year, multiple new appointments and additions strengthened VUMC’s core missions.

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Medical Center again lauded on multiple national rankings

Dec. 20, 2023—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.

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Melanoma, anyone?

Dec. 19, 2023—Collegiate tennis and golf athletes aren’t using enough sunscreen according to a recent survey; meanwhile, the deadly skin cancer melanoma is on the rise.

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