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Reporter Feb 21 2020

Symposium to focus on stem cell transplant, cellular therapies

Feb. 20, 2020—New therapies that re-engineer patients’ T-cells to target cancer and advances in stem cell transplantations that make it easier for patients to be matched with donors are among the topics at an upcoming symposium.

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Zsamboky named to lead psych-mental health NP program

Feb. 20, 2020—Marci Zsamboky, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, has been named academic director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) specialty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

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Awards honor research staff’s crucial contributions

Feb. 19, 2020—Laboratory and administrative personnel at VUMC were honored last week for research excellence during the 16th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center among top 100 proposals for MacArthur Foundation $100 million grant

Feb. 19, 2020—The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled a grant proposal from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the “Top 100,” in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical societal challenges.

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Rounds: A tagline to remember

Feb. 19, 2020—  Defining personalized care. It’s a tagline that has appeared in our marketing on social media, billboards and even primetime TV. About 1.7 million Middle Tennessee Super Bowl viewers watched Vanderbilt Health ads showcasing this tagline with compelling stories of how our science, training and clinical expertise bring a distinctive, personalized care experience to patients...

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Barbershops targeted to improve health of black men

Feb. 18, 2020—Black men with high blood pressure could benefit from a research study beginning this month to check their vitals while they are getting a haircut at a barbershop.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives reaccreditation from Joint Commission

Feb. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission (TJC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 22,000 U.S. health care organizations and programs.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to break ground on Hendersonville multi-specialty clinic

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility that will offer adult outpatient specialty care, along with limited pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.

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Study finds most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus

Feb. 14, 2020—A recent study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found that in Tennessee, most infants exposed to hepatitis C virus at the time of birth are not tested later to see if they acquired the virus.

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