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Reporter March 13 2020

COVID-19 information

Mar. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is wide-ranging, comprehensive and ever evolving.

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Diagnostic testing for genetic disorders now available on site

Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a Clinical Genomics Laboratory to provide diagnostic testing for genetic disorders.

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ECMO team to help other providers create their own programs

Mar. 12, 2020—VUMC has signed an agreement with Ballad Health, a regional health system serving East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, to train its team to provide a life-saving medical program called ECMO.

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Tiny pacemaker helps keep patient’s heart in rhythm

Mar. 12, 2020—In February, Martha Hawks became the Southeast’s first recipient of the Medtronic Micra AV, the latest version of the tiny pacemaker that Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute began testing in a clinical trial in 2014. The FDA approved the latest device in January.

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Triple-negative breast cancer drug therapy shows promise

Mar. 12, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) discovered a role for MYCN in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive form of the disease, and identified a potential intervention for further clinical investigation.

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Study explores health impact of social isolation, loneliness

Mar. 12, 2020—For older adults, social isolation and loneliness are associated with greatly increased likelihood of early death, dementia and heart disease, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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Breaking ground in Hendersonville

Mar. 12, 2020— Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders recently joined with Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce officials, local and county officials and community members to break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility in Hendersonville.

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Clinical investigation society lauds Vanderbilt scientists

Mar. 12, 2020—Five faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among 80 physician-scientists who will be inducted this year into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

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VICC’s Knoop elected to Oncology Nursing Society board of directors

Mar. 12, 2020—Teresa Knoop, MSN, RN, assistant director of Clinical Operations for the Clinical Trials Office at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to the board of directors of the Oncology Nursing Society.

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Sternberg lands top award from Macula Society

Mar. 12, 2020—During the recent Macula Society annual meeting, Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, G. W. Hale Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, received the organization’s highest honor, the Gass Medal for outstanding contributions in the study of macular diseases.

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Women’s History Month panel set for March 31

Mar. 12, 2020—March is Women's History Month, an opportunity to recognize the contributions of women to the success of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Early-career investigators

Mar. 12, 2020—Henry Henderson, PhD, was one of 16 researchers selected to participate in the American Association for Cancer Research’s Early-Career Investigator Hill Day on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C. While there, he met with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and discussed funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute with a member of the senator’s health policy staff.

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