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Reporter May 17 2019

Flu’s “hidden target” may lead to universal vaccine: study

May. 16, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a “hidden target” on the surface of the hypervariable influenza A virus that could lead to better ways to prevent and treat the flu.

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Event celebrates impact of philanthropy at VUMC

May. 16, 2019—More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society, the Canby Robinson Legacy Circle and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC redefine personalized care.

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Nutritional intervention for Angelman syndrome studied

May. 16, 2019—A clinic is the first site for an international clinical trial for a nutritional intervention for patients with Angelman syndrome.

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Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

May. 16, 2019—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

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Byndloss selected for NIH future research leaders conference

May. 16, 2019—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, has been selected to participate in the Future Research Leaders Conference at the National Institutes of Health.

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School of Medicine graduates ready to make positive impact

May. 16, 2019—At commencement ceremonies for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates last week, Dean Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, relinquished his usual role as commencement speaker and bestowed it to outgoing Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC.

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Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by promise of discovery

May. 16, 2019—Eighty-seven students earned doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences from Vanderbilt during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Nursing graduates embrace quest for health care excellence

May. 16, 2019—Dean Linda Norman, DSN, told the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2019 graduating class that she is optimistic about the future of health care because of them.

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Steeplechase 2019

May. 16, 2019—Thousands of spectators gathered this year for the Iroquois Steeplechase, which has become Nashville’s rite of spring.

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Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

May. 16, 2019—Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity like patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study.

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Adult hospital receives top safety grade from Leapfrog group

May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital was once again named among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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Collaborative pharmacy approach eases physician workload

May. 15, 2019—Thanks to a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the Transplant Pharmacy and Renal Transplant Clinic, physicians are spending less time authorizing prescriptions and more time with patients.

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