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Reporter Jan 31 2020

Vaccine Program receives NIH renewal of VTEU

Feb. 5, 2020—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program has received a grant from the NIH to continue its work as one of the nation’s nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

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Study tracks causes of high antibiotic prescribing rates in Tennessee

Jan. 29, 2020—For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.

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Vanderbilt Health to be featured on local portion of Super Bowl broadcast

Jan. 29, 2020—Nashville area television viewers will see Vanderbilt Health featured during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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Study links neural circuit with impaired social function

Jan. 29, 2020—Stimulating neural activity between the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens — a brain region associated with pleasure — impairs social function even though mice find the stimulation rewarding, a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers reports.

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Update aims to speed process for issuing missing persons alerts

Jan. 29, 2020—When a person goes missing, sending an alert to Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees as quickly as possible is crucial, and an update to VUMC’s missing person process rolling out Feb. 1 focuses on doing just that.

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Playing strong

Jan. 29, 2020—Predators defenseman Matt Irwin, left, and center Colin Blackwell, posed with Finnick Sheehan, 3, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Friday. Irwin and Blackwell were joined by teammates Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi during a recent visit to the hospital.

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Cancer Center hosting symposium for rural health care providers

Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host a two-day symposium for health care professionals working with rural populations in February.

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VUMC, VUSN academic/practice partnership lauded

Jan. 29, 2020—The partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award.

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Spalluto to oversee Radiology’s health equity efforts

Jan. 29, 2020—Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, has been named the first vice chair of Health Equity in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Protein research seeks to induce tumor regression

Jan. 29, 2020—Understanding how MYC interacts with WDR5 and other cofactors could lead to the development of new drugs that can effectively block MYC and stop many cancers in their tracks.

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Dinner and auction set to raise funds for Shade Tree Clinic

Jan. 29, 2020—The 8th Annual Shade Tree Clinic Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction will take place Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center on Vanderbilt University’s campus.

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Buntin named deputy editor of JAMA Health Forum

Jan. 29, 2020—Melinda Buntin, PhD, chair of Health Policy at VUMC, has been named deputy editor of JAMA Health Forum, a new online information channel published by JAMA Network.

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