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Reporter January 2024

Record year for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center saves 739 lives

Jan. 31, 2024—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center established a new record in calendar year 2023 for total solid organ transplants, performing 739 lifesaving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

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Jaser, Patrick, Upperman elected to the American Pediatric Society

Jan. 31, 2024—Vanderbilt's Sarah Jaser, PhD, and Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, and Jeffrey Upperman, MD, have been elected to the American Pediatric Society.

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Girl’s surgery was 100th pediatric liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Jan. 31, 2024—17-year-old Lucy Scherba's liver transplant represented a new milestone for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Professional Nursing Practice Program becomes Vanderbilt Professional Advancement and Recognition of Excellence

Jan. 31, 2024—The Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program has transitioned to a new name — Vanderbilt Professional Advancement and Recognition of Excellence.

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3D brain mapping opens a window to the aging brain

Jan. 30, 2024—By mapping brain activity in three dimensions, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a more detailed picture of how the brain changes with age.

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Vanderbilt Health ‘DNA’ live chat to spotlight how community collaborations get more people on the path to a medical career

Jan. 30, 2024—A live chat hosted by the Vanderbilt Health ‘DNA’ podcast on Jan. 31 will explore how educators throughout Nashville are collaborating on novel training programs.

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Four physician-scientists from VUMC receive national early-career awards

Jan. 30, 2024—Four Vanderbilt physician-scientists have received awards from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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Global health efforts in urology still a major focus for Joseph Smith Jr., MD

Jan. 29, 2024—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, recent decision to step back from clinical practice is allowing him to focus entirely on global surgery efforts departmentally with faculty, fellows and residents to provide opportunities he believes are a key part of infusing humanitarian intent into their training.

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Expanded space boosts cutting-edge research in infectious diseases and immunology

Jan. 29, 2024—The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation recently debuted state-of-the-art new facilities in Medical Center.

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Harvard immunologist Springer next up in Discovery Lecture Series

Jan. 29, 2024—Harvard's Timothy Springer, PhD, a world leader in structural biology and immunology, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 8.

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Nominations sought for the 2024 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Jan. 29, 2024—Nominations for the 2024 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science are now being accepted. The nomination deadline is Feb. 29.

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New SMART rotation of military personnel begins in February

Jan. 25, 2024—The next Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation of members ofthe United States military, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the adult hospital Feb. 6-20.

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