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Reporter July 27 2018

Vanderbilt study links gene expression, disease association data

Jul. 26, 2018—An international team of researchers has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.

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VUMC’s membership in NIH NeuroNEXT network renewed

Jul. 26, 2018—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s membership in NeuroNEXT, a research network that helps streamline Phase 2 clinical trials for brain disorders.

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Hockey in the summer

Jul. 26, 2018—The newest Nashville Predators — members of this year’s rookie draft class — recently spent a day at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt doing interviews in Seacrest Studios and visiting with patients and families.

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American College of Physicians honors Lane

Jul. 26, 2018—Richard Lane, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine and a senior member of Vanderbilt’s Internal Medicine group at Williamson County Medical Center, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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Rising up

Jul. 26, 2018—Progress on the School of Nursing’s expansion shows the glass windows and limestone arch of its atrium entrance nearly complete.

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Volunteer event again makes hand surgeries possible for uninsured

Jul. 26, 2018—About three dozen Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees will spend a Saturday volunteering their time so uninsured people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand disorders can receive surgical treatment.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Team Hope program’s mission is to enhance care for newborns with NAS

Jul. 26, 2018—A collaborative program across units at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is changing the way nurses and doctors care for newborns diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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First lady visits Children’s Hospital to learn about VUMC’s opioid approach

Jul. 26, 2018—First lady Melania Trump visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday to learn firsthand about Team Hope, Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary team focused on helping infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as well as their families.

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Integrated, multidisciplinary approach key to opioid fight: panel

Jul. 26, 2018—No single approach will end the epidemic of fatal overdoses caused by addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin that is ravaging this country, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Adm. Brett Giroir, MD, warned Tuesday during a panel discussion in a packed lecture hall at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Renovated Eskind Biomedical Library reopened

Jul. 26, 2018—The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center opened July 18 after a yearlong, $12.9 million renovation with infrastructure improvements and updates to support the continuing evolution of medical education.

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Minority undergrads get exposure to nursing careers

Jul. 26, 2018—Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.

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