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Reporter March 18 2022

U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data

Mar. 17, 2022—The All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants.

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Adult clinics prepare for upcoming site visit from Magnet appraisers

Mar. 17, 2022—Nurses in Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics are busy preparing for a site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center as part of the Fourth Magnet Designation process.

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Blood test figures in cancer risk for people with HIV

Mar. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that, among adult patients with HIV, those who have lower counts of certain types of blood cells have a markedly higher risk of developing cancer.

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VUMC donates medical supplies bound for Ukraine

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center responded to pleas for help from Ukrainian health officials by donating several tons of medical supplies to be shipped to Ukraine in coming days.

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Ferrell lands Mark Foundation for Cancer Research award

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's Brent Ferrell, MD, is one of the recipients a 2022 Endeavor Award from the The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Discovery Lecture featuring Sánchez Alvarado returns to in-person format

Mar. 17, 2022—Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD, executive director and chief scientific officer of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, will discuss tissue regeneration at the next Discovery Lecture, in person on Thursday, March 24 in 208 Light Hall.

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Study compares kidney injury risk for COVID, flu patients

Mar. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi) inhibitor drugs, which are commonly used to regulate high blood pressure, do not disproportionately increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with COVID-19 compared to patients hospitalized with influenza.

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Talbot named to infection prevention society’s leadership

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's Tom Talbot, MD, MPH, was recently elected to serve in the leadership of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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Psychiatry lecture honors first Black resident physician

Mar. 17, 2022—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences recently hosted the fourth annual Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion lecture, hosted by guest lecturer Robert Sellers, PhD.

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Austin elected to council of Society for Pediatric Research

Mar. 17, 2022—Eric Austin, MD, MSCI, director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to the council of the Society for Pediatric Research.

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ECMO fellowship program provides lifesaving training

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's extracorporeal life support fellowship gives new doctors two years of hands-on experience with a lifesaving critical care tool, one that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Moore receives continuing medical education service award

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's Don Moore, PhD, has received the Distinguished Service in Continuing Medical Education Award from the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.

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