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Reporter June 19 2020

Second forum on diversity and inclusion to be held June 23

Jun. 17, 2020—The next virtual forum on diversity and inclusion for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community will be held from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

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Initial COVID-19 testing data show impact in Nashville’s minority communities

Jun. 17, 2020—Early data assessing the primary language of those who received COVID-19 tests at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and tested positive, illustrates the disproportionate impact the pandemic is having on racial or ethnic communities.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations increase primarily in two Tennessee regions, could hit 1,000 in late July

Jun. 16, 2020—The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients reached its highest level to date on June 15, when more than 400 patients were hospitalized across Tennessee, according to a report from researchers at Vanderbilt.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 16, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again earned the distinction of being named a top pediatric facility in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This marks the 14th year that Children’s Hospital has made the list.

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Robotic technology speeds arrhythmia gene classification

Jun. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology to rapidly study and classify variations in a gene linked to heart rhythm disorders and cardiac conditions.

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C. diff captures blood cell cofactor to build defensive shield

Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists have identified a C. diff protein system that senses and captures heme (part of hemoglobin) to build a protective shield that fends off threats from our immune system and antibiotics.

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Dubree receives advocacy award from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Jun. 9, 2020—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, has received the 2020 Advocate State Award for Excellence for Tennessee from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center sets monthly record

Jun. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed 73 transplants in May, setting a Medical Center record for the most transplants in a month. Sixteen of those were heart transplants — also a monthly record — cementing VUMC’s status as the busiest heart transplant center in the country.

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