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Reporter May 13 2022

Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

May. 13, 2022—New Vanderbilt research is pointing to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

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Leadership Sumner visit

May. 12, 2022—Some 30 members of this year’s Leadership Sumner class visited Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville May 11 for the group’s health and wellness day.

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Study sheds light on the dark side of obesity

May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt research that promotes the anti-inflammatory pathway in macrophages could also reduce some of the bad side effects of obesity.

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Fissell receives Medal of Excellence from the American Association of Kidney Patients

May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt's William Fissell, MD, recently received the 2022 Medal of Excellence Award in the physician category from the American Association of Kidney Patients.

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VUMC-led study finds Moderna COVID vaccine safe and effective for children

May. 12, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and generates robust immune responses in children ages 6 to 11 years, a national clinical trial co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center vaccine expert C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, has found. The two-dose vaccine (given approximately one month apart) led to antibody responses in more than...

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Scenes from Paws on the Plaza

May. 11, 2022—On Wednesday, May 11, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Plaza became home to a whole lot of four-legged love. That’s when the Nashville Humane Association, in partnership with VUMC, presented its first “Paws on the Plaza” event, which is set to bring a litter of puppies to the plaza each month from May through October.

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Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital receive top safety grade from Leapfrog Group

May. 11, 2022—Both Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital have been recognized as being among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Shailee Shah

May. 11, 2022—Shailee Shah, MD, MS, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an assistant professor in the Division of Neuroimmunology within the Department of Neurology.

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Davis named section chief of Breast Imaging

May. 10, 2022—Katie Davis, DO, assistant professor of Radiology, has been named section chief of Breast Imaging, a position she has held in an interim capacity since 2021.

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Upperman elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society

May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Upperman, MD, surgeon-in-chief of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected president-elect of the Surgical Infection Society.

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Report lays out solution for pandemic patient privacy

May. 10, 2022—Health information privacy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas and IBM have collaborated on a public case reporting framework keyed to the dynamics of pandemics.

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New study illustrates how much it would cost for cancer drugs covered under Medicare Part D

May. 10, 2022—A new study by Vanderbilt researchers highlights how some older Americans diagnosed with cancer can face unlimited out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs under the current structure of the Medicare Part D benefit.

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