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Reporter March 4 2022

Study shows little variance in overdose deaths when sorting by Medicaid expansion status

Mar. 3, 2022—A study by researchers from Vanderbilt and Boston University found that the increase in drug or opioid overdose deaths experienced during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was similar in states with and without Medicaid expansion.

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COVID-19: two years of challenges, lessons, victories

Mar. 3, 2022—Two years ago this week, the cataclysmic coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 arrived in Middle Tennessee.

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Multidisciplinary team helps treat airway, upper GI issues in children

Mar. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Complex Aerodigestive Evaluation Team focuses on complicated airway and upper digestive issues for chronically ill children.

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Four named associate chiefs of staff for VUH

Mar. 3, 2022—As part of an enhanced structure at Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), four new associate chiefs of staff have been named who are tightly connected with the hospital’s Patient Care Centers.

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Chest Pain Center receives reaccreditation from ACC

Mar. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been reaccredited as a Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Resuscitation.

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Chatbot takes first prize in Mental Health Innovation challenge

Mar. 3, 2022—A chatbot — a computer program that simulates and processes human conversation — was the winning entrant in Vanderbilt's recent Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon.

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VUMC mourns loss of former Psychopharmacology director Ban

Feb. 28, 2022—Thomas Arthur Ban, MD, emeritus professor of Psychiatry and former director of Vanderbilt's Division of Psychopharmacology, died Feb. 4. He was 92.

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Rinne’s long history of supporting Children’s Hospital celebrated

Feb. 28, 2022—Last week, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated retired Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne's long history of strong support.

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Mencio named President of ABOS

Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt's Gregory Mencio, MD, has been named president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) following a year as president-elect.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Avni Finn

Feb. 28, 2022—Avni Finn, MD, MBA, a retina surgeon, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute as assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Study finds azithromycin use during RSV not useful in preventing recurrent wheezing, may cause harm

Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt research on the impact of the antibiotic azithromycin during severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis overwhelmingly support current national bronchiolitis guidelines, which recommend against antibiotics during acute bronchiolitis due to lack of effect on the acute illness.

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Study shows young, healthy adults died from COVID-19 due to ECMO shortage

Feb. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt research found that nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 patients who qualified for, but did not receive, ECMO due to a shortage of resources during the height of the pandemic died in the hospital, despite being young with few other health issues

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