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Reporter July 13 2018

Commission aims to revise opioid education efforts

Jul. 12, 2018—The Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education, a group representing medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other health professions, recently submitted its initial recommendations on addressing the opiate crisis to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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New publication highlights research by VUMC nurses

Jul. 12, 2018—Nurse researchers have a powerful new outlet to share their work with the Vanderbilt community. It’s called The Empowered Nurse, a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal for and about nursing research. The Office of Nursing Research released the first issue in May in celebration of Nurses Week.

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Study seeks to devise tools to evaluate changes in bone quality

Jul. 12, 2018—Sometimes it makes sense to put the cart in front of the horse.

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Buntin visits the Hill

Jul. 12, 2018—Melinda Buntin, PhD, Mike Curb Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy, recently testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chaired by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Vanderbilt licenses compound to Nashville’s Appello to advance Parkinson’s therapies

Jul. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University has signed a licensing agreement with Nashville-based start-up Appello Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance novel compounds developed by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Osher Center offering yoga classes to help employees with back pain

Jul. 12, 2018—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt will begin offering a third round of yoga classes for employees suffering from back pain or insomnia.

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ECMO reunion

Jul. 12, 2018—Patients and medical teams reunited recently in the lobby of Langford Auditorium to celebrate the adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Team explores diabetes drug’s ability to treat RSV infection

Jul. 12, 2018—A drug used to treat diabetes may point to new therapies for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis — inflammation and obstruction of the lungs’ small airways. A multi-disciplinary team of Vanderbilt investigators has demonstrated that liraglutide reduces the inflammatory response to RSV infection in a mouse model of the disease.

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Study reveals opioid patients face multiple barriers to treatment

Jul. 12, 2018—In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.

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Transplant Center leads way in using hearts from hepatitis C donors

Jul. 12, 2018—Medical teams at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) are leading the way in utilization of hepatitis C-exposed donors for heart transplantation.

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Nursing, Law students help seniors with advance care plans

Jul. 12, 2018—Older adults who need advance care plans and health care/financial power of attorney documents can get them easily and free of charge thanks to a new interprofessional pilot project involving Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar now open for female graduate students in biomedical sciences

Jul. 3, 2018—Nominations for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at 5 p.m.

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