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Reporter June 18 2021

Treating metastatic prostate cancer

Jun. 22, 2021—An indirect comparative effectiveness study using published data suggests that the targeted therapy olaparib should be re-evaluated for treating metastatic prostate cancer.

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Dexmedetomidine and delirium

Jun. 21, 2021—The sedative dexmedetomidine, when administered during or after heart surgery, is associated with postoperative delirium and adverse outcomes.

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Wright named Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County

Jun. 17, 2021—Patty Wright, MD, professor of Medicine and associate division director for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County. She will begin serving in this role on July 1.

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COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed

Jun. 17, 2021—A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Community hospitals shine in vaccine distribution

Jun. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s community hospitals — Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH), Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital — have risen to the occasion to meet critical vaccination needs across Tennessee.

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Drug allergy labels in medical records power searches for gene-drug associations

Jun. 17, 2021—  by Paul Govern A meta-analysis published in 1998 in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that, leaving aside overdoses and cases of drug abuse, 2.2 million patients admitted to U.S. hospitals in 1994 (6.7% of the total) were either admitted due to a serious adverse drug reaction or had a serious ADR...

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Savoie appointed faculty adviser of VUSM Honor Council

Jun. 17, 2021—Brent Savoie, MD, JD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been appointed faculty adviser of the Honor Council of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).

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New neurodegeneration culprit

Jun. 17, 2021—A young woman with a puzzling neurological illness and novel genetic variant pointed investigators to a role for dysregulated protein kinase D1 in neurodegeneration.

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Wilkins named Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 17, 2021—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Vice President for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Associate Dean for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has been named Senior Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUMC and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUSM.

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VUMC joins national effort to improve disease prediction in diverse populations

Jun. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a new federal initiative aimed at improving the use of polygenic risk scores (PRS) to predict complex diseases in diverse populations.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Titus Daniels

Jun. 16, 2021—Titus Daniels, MD, MPH, MMHC, has returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center; he was previously on the faculty from 2007 to 2017.

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Academy for Excellence in Education elects 28 new members

Jun. 16, 2021—The Academy for Excellence in Education has elected 28 new members for 2021.

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