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Reporter Feb 11 2022

Predicting brain cancer outcome

Feb. 15, 2022—Red blood cell distribution width has prognostic value for many diseases, but it was not associated with overall survival in patients with glioblastoma, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Diet and colorectal cancer risk

Feb. 14, 2022—Higher dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in fruits, vegetables, teas and spices was associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer, and intake was lower among Black participants, potentially contributing to colorectal cancer health disparities.

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Pietenpol named chief scientific and strategy officer

Feb. 10, 2022—Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Benjamin F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and Executive Vice President for Research for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is stepping down on June 30 from her long-held role as the Cancer Center’s director to focus on a combined leadership role for VUMC as chief scientific and strategy officer (CSSO).

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Diverticulitis surgery: guidelines needed

Feb. 10, 2022—Surgical removal of the colon for recurrent diverticulosis varies by geographic region and is associated with surgeon and hospital factors; stronger national guidelines are needed, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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New insights into hypothalamic obesity

Feb. 10, 2022—A common Type 2 diabetes treatment being tested for hypothalamic obesity had unexpected results on weight loss and total energy expenditure, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Rush named among 2022 Women of Influence

Feb. 10, 2022—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named a 2022 Women of Influence by Nashville Business Journal (NBJ).

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Project SEARCH program hits employment milestone

Feb. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Project SEARCH for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities recently marked a milestone when it hired its 100th employee.

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Mobile app from VUMC supports field research around the world

Feb. 10, 2022—In 2015 a team at Vanderbilt launched the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Mobile Application. As of a year ago, the app had been enabled by 802 organizations around the world and had been used for 9,871 projects involving 19,636 end-users.

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VUMC mourns loss of former Dermatology leader King

Feb. 10, 2022—Longtime faculty member Lloyd E. King Jr., MD, PhD, who joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1977 as chief of the Division of Dermatology, died Feb. 8 at Vanderbilt University Hospital after a brief illness.

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Halasa, Jordan, Wilkins elected members of ASCI

Feb. 10, 2022—Three Vanderbilt faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.

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Christmas Village celebrates 60 years of tireless support

Feb. 10, 2022—by Emily Stembridge The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences recently received a $385,000 check from Christmas Village representatives. The donation is the latest derived from a 60-year partnership between the department and Christmas Village, which has seen $9.3 million raised for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Christmas Village is organized and operated solely through...

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Gene variants increase risk of kidney failure in veterans of African ancestry with COVID-19: study

Feb. 10, 2022—Gene variants increased the risk of acute kidney injury and death in veterans of African ancestry who were hospitalized with COVID-19, possibly explaining some health disparities associated with COVID-19.

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