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Reporter Feb 21 2020

Looking through MudPIT for protein interactions

Feb. 25, 2020—The identification of novel protein interactions and sites of modification in proteins involved in mRNA translation adds to understanding of a process that is an important therapeutic target.

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Reducing postoperative opioids

Feb. 24, 2020—An opioid-restrictive prescribing protocol reduced the number of postoperative opioid prescriptions and the oral morphine equivalent per prescription.

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Eligible physicians can vote in U.S. News “Best Hospitals” survey

Feb. 21, 2020—Annual voting is now open for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” for both adult and children's specialties. Survey responses account for approximately one-third of the overall score for each ranked specialty.

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Protein interactions and brain function

Feb. 20, 2020—Roger Colbran and colleagues have discovered new molecular details about the function of an enzyme with a key role in shaping learning and memory.

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5 highlights from Leadership Assembly

Feb. 20, 2020—A focus on bolstering and supporting the people who put the “personal” in personalized care is fueling initiatives around Vanderbilt University Medical Center as leaders look to boost connectivity of an expanding workforce that’s taking on more patients in a rapidly changing environment.

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Post-transplant diabetes may be reversible: study

Feb. 20, 2020—Post-transplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM), a common complication of immunosuppressive drugs that are given to prevent transplant rejection, may be reversible and at least partially preventable, researchers at VUMC report.

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Gannon to oversee efforts to expand ECMO program to additional units

Feb. 20, 2020—Whitney Gannon MSN, MS, RN, APRN, has been named to the new position of director of Quality and Education for the Vanderbilt Extracorporeal Life Support Program (ECLS).

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Country icon Randy Travis pays a visit

Feb. 20, 2020—Randy Travis recently paid a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Discovery Lecture to feature head and neck cancer expert Grandis

Feb. 20, 2020—  by Leigh MacMillan Jennifer Grandis, MD, a leader in discovering and targeting key signaling pathways in head and neck cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27. Her lecture, “Head and Neck Cancer Precision Medicine,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the Department...

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Transporter mutation alters cell energy

Feb. 20, 2020—A disease-associated mutation in a transporter protein causes cells to increase energy production, as if they are starving, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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VUSN seeking applicants for new community-based nurse practitioner fellowship

Feb. 20, 2020—New nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students who want to work with rural or medically underserved populations are invited to apply for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new community-based nurse practitioner fellowships based in Tennessee.

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It takes a village

Feb. 20, 2020—The 59th annual Christmas Village, a three-day November shopping extravaganza organized by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, raised $530,600 to benefit the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and other Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.

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