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Reporter Jan 8 2016

Platelet protein modification

Jan. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have identified a new biomarker to assess platelet function.

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Improving colonoscopy prep

Jan. 11, 2016—Providing an educational booklet on colonoscopy preparation increased the odds of an adequate quality of bowel preparation by more than two-fold.

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Copying chromosome caps

Jan. 8, 2016—Telomeres – the caps on the end of chromosomes – are a source of stress for a particular protein involved in copying DNA, a new study reports.

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Regier named General Counsel and Secretary for Medical Center

Jan. 7, 2016—Michael Regier, J.D., has been named to the newly created role of General Counsel and Secretary for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Regier comes to VUMC from Atlantic Health System where he served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.

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Immune tolerance in endothelial cells

Jan. 7, 2016—Inducing “tolerance” to bacterial toxins in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels may offer a new approach for preventing the negative consequences of sepsis.

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VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

Jan. 7, 2016—A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.

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Over-the-phone physical therapy initiative helps ease spine patients’ pain

Jan. 7, 2016—Spine surgery patients at risk for poor recovery can benefit from cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study.

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Support for Eye Institute research a family affair

Jan. 7, 2016—Sight is one of the most critical elements of a normal, happy life. When a child’s eyesight is threatened, his or her future stands to be permanently altered — and parents try to find the best treatment available.

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VUMC’s Jackson elected fellow of ACMI

Jan. 7, 2016—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, is one of 13 fellows recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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River of Hope Radiothon

Jan. 7, 2016—The Children’s Miracle Network River of Hope Radiothon, which aired on 107.5 The River in December, raised $110,112 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VPMM symposium to explore bariatric surgery’s development

Jan. 7, 2016—The development of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes will be explored during this year’s “bench-to-bedside” symposium Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The symposium, organized by the Vanderbilt Program in Molecular Medicine (VPMM), will feature the perspectives of clinicians, researchers and patients. It will be held from 5...

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College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

Jan. 7, 2016—Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting.

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