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Reporter May 14 2021

Phillips honored by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association

May. 13, 2021—Shantel Phillips, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist for Vanderbilt Orthopaedics, has been named Clinical Educator of the Year by the American Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

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Research explores how people with traumatic brain injury have adapted to the pandemic

May. 13, 2021—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences has conducted research to better understand how individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers think the findings may apply to many disability populations in future crises.

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People at high genetic risk for colorectal cancer benefit more from lifestyle changes

May. 13, 2021—People with a high polygenic risk score for colorectal cancer could benefit more at preventing the disease by leading healthy lifestyles than those at lower genetic risk, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in the April issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital holds celebration to honor organ and tissue donors

May. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) recently recognized the generosity of organ and tissue donors through a limited-attendance flag raising ceremony.

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Nominations sought for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

May. 12, 2021—Nominations for the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open. The deadline is June 1.

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Webinars share strategies for integrating addiction and behavioral health into primary care practices

May. 12, 2021—David Marcovitz, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, shared strategies for integrating addiction and behavioral health into primary care practices during two recent webinars — one for Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) and one for the TennCare Delivery System Transformation Conference.

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Heparin, platelets discouraged as treatment for blood clots after COVID vaccine

May. 12, 2021—Heparin and platelets are discouraged as treatment for patients who develop blood clots in the brain and low platelet counts 6-15 days after receiving Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, following a clinical investigation review of 12 U.S. cases conducted by the CDC and institutions including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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AACR second session to feature Vanderbilt researchers

May. 12, 2021—The second session of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual meeting, May 17-21, features several researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Fauci shares lessons learned during pandemic response with Vanderbilt MPH students

May. 12, 2021—Anthony Fauci, MD, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden’s administration and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), recently met virtually with students of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program to answer questions about lessons learned during the pandemic and to share career advice.

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Be in the Zone teen driving safety campaign helps raise awareness of dangerous practices

May. 12, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is helping promote awareness among teen drivers about the negative consequences of distracted driving and rewarding the hard work of a team of high school students determined to make an impact.

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Canavan family gift to support VUMC Trauma Team

May. 11, 2021—On April 7, 2017, a devastating car crash sent Owen Canavan to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and he credits the medical team for saving his life.

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New clinical guidance issued for people at increased cancer risk due to PALB2 gene variance

May. 11, 2021—The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released important new clinical practice guidance for the surveillance and treatment of patients with a gene variant that puts them at increased risk for cancer.

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