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Reporter Feb 12 2016

Cardiologist Hood keeps patients’ best interests at heart

Feb. 11, 2016—When Rob Hood, M.D., began practicing cardiology 30 years ago he could not have imagined that fitness would one day be measured on a device worn around his wrist.

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Event highlights crucial role of nurse anesthetists at VUMC

Feb. 11, 2016—About 150 people gathered recently to celebrate Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC’s) history of anesthesia and nurse anesthetists at a special reception and program in Light Hall.

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Shining bright

Feb. 11, 2016—Patients from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt joined Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton recently for a free skate-a-thon at Bridgestone Winter Park outdoor ice rink.

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REDCap application to be available on commercial market

Feb. 11, 2016—A version of a Web application developed at Vanderbilt University that helps academic scientists around the globe collect and manage their research data will soon be available on the commercial market.

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Warner named medical director of Cancer Registry

Feb. 11, 2016—Jeremy Warner, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been named medical director of the Vanderbilt Cancer Registry at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Precision medicine

Feb. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a recognized leader in the national Precision Medicine Initiative, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Transplant Center initiative seeks to boost cancer education

Feb. 11, 2016—Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project.

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Annual Pink Out women’s basketball game set for Feb. 14

Feb. 11, 2016—Pink will be the dominant color in Memorial Gymnasium Sunday, Feb. 14, as the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball team participates in the annual Pink Out! game to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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Statistically speaking

Feb. 11, 2016—Statistician Roderick Little, Ph.D., the Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, discussed his work analyzing data sets with missing values during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Slight chemical change may improve TB treatments: study

Feb. 11, 2016—One small chemical change to an existing antibacterial drug results in a compound that is more effective against its target enzyme in tuberculosis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Meet explores innovations in graduate medical education

Feb. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recently held the first in a series of six regional conferences on innovations in graduate medical education (GME) sponsored by a $50,000 grant from the Macy Foundation.

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Study identifies potential colon cancer biomarker

Feb. 11, 2016—A protein that suppresses a key cancer pathway in the colon may be a potential biomarker for colitis-associated tumors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported last month in the journal Gut.

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