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Reporter March 11 2022

Improving care for gynecologic cancer

Mar. 15, 2022—To reduce risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients being treated for gynecologic cancer, Vanderbilt researchers recommend that providers use Khorana scores and provide prophylactic treatment according to clinical guidelines.

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Microbiome reflects COVID-19 severity

Mar. 14, 2022—Characterization of the upper respiratory tract microbiome could help predict outcomes for COVID-19 infection, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Bots boost liver cancer outcome

Mar. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that robotic-assisted surgery is comparable, if not superior, to laparoscopic surgery for early-stage liver cancer patients.

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Technique hastens COVID-19 antibody discovery

Mar. 10, 2022—Optimization of a technique developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center enables rapid and efficient identification of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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ICU study confirms safety of delabeling penicillin allergies

Mar. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that physicians can safely identify and disprove low-risk penicillin allergies using an oral amoxicillin challenge in consenting patients, even those in the intensive care unit who are recovering from critical illness.

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American College of Cardiology honors Vanderbilt’s Dixon, Thomas

Mar. 10, 2022—Two fellows in Vanderbilt's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have received awards from the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

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Brain function expert Deisseroth set for March 17 Discovery Lecture

Mar. 10, 2022—Optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, will speak at Vanderbilt's upcoming Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 17.

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Reminder: employees must book international travel through Concur

Mar. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt employees are reminded that If international flights are not booked through Concur or through World Travel, they will not be reimbursed.

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VUMC celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19 with a series of events designed to spread awareness for patient safety throughout the Medical Center campus and its regional hospitals.

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Research Staff Awards honor those who help drive science forward

Mar. 9, 2022—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored March 4 for research excellence during the 18th annual Research Staff Awards Ceremony.

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LifeFlight moves fixed-wing air ambulance base to Lebanon

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has moved its fixed-wing air ambulance from the Nashville International Airport to the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

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Martin shares colorectal cancer story, urges early detection

Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's Lori Martin uses her own experiences to educate patients about the importance of early detection of colorectal cancer.

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