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Reporter June 24 2022



Family’s experience provides an example of the harm fireworks can cause

Jun. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt doctors say fireworks injuries can require prolonged hospital stays and multiple surgeries and can result in amputation, stiffness and long-term impairment.

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Schwartz receives V Foundation for Cancer Research award

Jun. 24, 2022—The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded a $200,000 grant to Jason Schwartz, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, to support his studies of childhood myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), bone marrow disorders that can lead to cancer. 

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Jefferson selected for ELAM program

Jun. 23, 2022—Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and Medicine and founding director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, has been selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. ELAM®, a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, was established in 1995 to build a community of...

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International collaborators focus on early detection biomarkers

Jun. 23, 2022—Participants at the 7th USA–Japan Workshop on Biomarkers for Cancer Early Detection presented cutting-edge research to improve early detection and cancer prevention using advanced biomarkers and radiomics. Their findings and recommendations are published in a special issue of Cancer Biomarkers. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) and the Japan Agency...

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Study reveals how gastric cancer forms, suggests preventive treatment

Jun. 23, 2022—Eunyoung Choi, PhD, assistant professor of Surgery, and colleagues identified for the first time that Trop2+/CD133+/CD166+ dysplastic stem cells are a key source of clonal evolution of dysplasia to multiple types of gastric cancer.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital becomes county’s first trauma center

Jun. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received approval as a state-verified provisional Level III Trauma Center, making it the first and only hospital able to provide this higher level of care in Wilson County.

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Gannon selected for American Diabetes Association Award

Jun. 22, 2022—Maureen Gannon, PhD, professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Cell and Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 Lois Jovanovic Transformative Woman in Diabetes Award presented by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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Vanderbilt Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System recognized

Jun. 22, 2022—by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System (VPROMS) team was recently awarded the Value-Based Health Care Primary Care Award from the Value-Based Health Care Center Europe. VPROMS, which started at VUMC as a pilot initiative in 2019, collects patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) via validated questionnaires that patients complete electronically in an Epic interface....

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months through 4 years available

Jun. 22, 2022—Children ages 6 months through age 4 years are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will offer vaccines for this age group on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 22, 23 and 24. Appointments are required and available between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.   Saturday, June 25. Appointments are required and available between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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Aliyu named director of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Jun. 21, 2022—Renowned physician-epidemiologist Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, who is the associate director for Research with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), has been named the new director of the institute, beginning July 1.

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