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Reporter Jan 22 2021

Rare tumor disguised as benign

Jan. 26, 2021—A rare tumor that causes facial weakness was found masquerading as a more common benign facial tumor.

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An interacting factor in leukemia

Jan. 25, 2021—A blood stem cell protein plays a role in the initiation and progression of leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Gardocki joins VUMC to add endoscopic, outpatient spine procedures

Jan. 22, 2021—Raymond Gardocki, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he will provide outpatient, endoscopic spine procedures expected to minimize post-surgical pain and reduce recovery time for adult patients with degenerative spine conditions.

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Inflammation in genetic epilepsy

Jan. 21, 2021—Brain inflammation links genetic and acquired epilepsy — providing new clues about epilepsy development and pointing to potential treatments.

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Post-COVID MRI reveals basketball player’s heart condition

Jan. 21, 2021—Two days after Vanderbilt Commodores women’s basketball guard Demi Washington completed her 10-day isolation for COVID-19, she underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI). It was an extra step that may have saved Washington’s life.

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Physician volunteers assisting families of COVID patients

Jan. 21, 2021—Physicians from all specialties across Vanderbilt University Medical Center are volunteering their time to communicate daily with family members of patients in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit.

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NIH grant bolsters research on heart disease, cholesterol

Jan. 21, 2021—Thanks to major funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made major inroads in understanding how high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as good cholesterol, in some cases may actually contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.

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Poll findsTennessee parents concerned about education, children’s mental health as COVID-19 presses on

Jan. 21, 2021—The latest Vanderbilt Child Health Poll release found that many Tennessee parents are worried about the mental health of their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and over 80% of parents had concerns about their children attending school remotely. The Poll also revealed that schooling practices and mental health concerns have varied widely among Tennessee families of different racial and economic groups.

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Congenital Heart Program gains accreditation from ACHA

Jan. 21, 2021—The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has awarded the Vanderbilt Adult Congenital Heart Program status as an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Accredited Comprehensive Care Center — the first in Tennessee.

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WIN for blocking cancer growth

Jan. 21, 2021—William Tansey and colleagues identified proteins that interact with the cancer drug target WDR5 and are important for cancer cell growth.

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Peal named Cancer Center associate operating officer

Jan. 21, 2021—Karline Peal, MBA, BS, AS, RTT, was recently named associate operating officer of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Special Olympics honors Wilkerson Center, Hearing and Speech Sciences

Jan. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has been awarded the Special Olympics’ Golisano Health Leadership Award for Tennessee. The award is the highest honor health partners can receive from the Special Olympics.

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