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Reporter March 22 2019

Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults

Mar. 21, 2019—Enlarged perivascular spaces, which are commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, have important associations with worse cognitive performance, particularly information processing speed and executive function, according to a new study that challenges historical consideration that perivascular spaces are a harmless imaging marker.

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Pediatric HIV researcher Carlucci discusses work in Mozambique

Mar. 21, 2019—When James Carlucci, MD, MPH, instructor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is in Nashville he treats children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. When he’s on one of the several trips he takes each year to Mozambique, he’s trying to understand when and why HIV-exposed infants fall out of care — and how to change it.

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Pharmacy team seeks to reduce medication errors during care transition

Mar. 21, 2019—Medication errors are a safety concern during transitions in care, such as when a patient is released from a hospital to return home. Because of this, a Population Health Pharmacy team is piloting a program to improve continuity of care.

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Project seeks to ease confusion about advance directives

Mar. 21, 2019—While Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jon Alverio was on rotation with the Vanderbilt Health Palliative Care team, he witnessed the confusion patients often have as they try to complete an advance directive for health care, and he decided to do something about it.

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Telemedicine, School-Based Psychiatry programs increase access to care

Mar. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s School-Based Psychiatry Program is now offering telemedicine services for children and families who may have barriers to accessing appointments with a practitioner through traditional clinics.

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Cross named to Beryl Institute’s Pediatric Advisory Council

Mar. 21, 2019—Janet Cross, MEd, administrative director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named a member of the inaugural Pediatric Advisory Council for the Beryl Institute.

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Communicating effectively focus of education initiative

Mar. 21, 2019—Communicating effectively is an important aspect of the Credo that guides the professional conduct of Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, while the Patient and Family Promise guides our commitment to patients.

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Patients’ stories of recovery bring joy to care teams

Mar. 21, 2019—Former Vanderbilt Health patient Chris Peters remembers the day he found the motivation he needed to fight for recovery after nearly dying from complications from the flu.

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Children’s Hospital surgery waiting area receives redesign

Mar. 21, 2019—Children and families anticipating surgery or other procedures at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt now have a newly renovated area designed with therapeutic and diversionary activities to engage them as they wait.

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Event reveals next stop on students’ medical journeys

Mar. 21, 2019—Match Day is the crowning moment of the National Resident Match Program, which matches thousands of medical students with residency programs at medical centers and hospitals across the country. On March 15, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Match Day ceremony was one for the books.

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Brain injury expert Francisco set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 21, 2019—Gerard Francisco, MD, renowned for his clinical expertise and research in the field of brain injury, stroke rehabilitation and spasticity management, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 28.

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Next Up: Calling all thinkers, doers, dynamos and go-getters

Mar. 18, 2019—Suggest someone who is dreaming about the future with boundless ambition and energy for Next Up, a new editorial series spotlighting people who will be advancing the next era of health care, business and technology.

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