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Reporter May 28 2021

VUMC’s DNA podcast garners award

May. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, was named Healthcare Podcast of the Year at the 2021 Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (HITMC) Awards.  

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Arroyo awarded Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

May. 27, 2021—Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.

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Life-saving transplant marks milestone for pediatric program

May. 27, 2021—Petyon Smith's answered prayers became the best birthday wish ever on Jan. 31 — the date his younger brother received the first-ever dual kidney-liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center calls for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

May. 27, 2021—A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.

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Vanderbilt researchers present new data on clinical trials at ASCO 2021

May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers will present data on clinical trials involving targeted therapies, immunotherapies and drug combination synergies at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 4-8. The meeting is a virtual event this year.

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Non-invasive radiosurgery alleviates patient’s 50-year experience with depression

May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Radiation Oncologists have performed a first-ever non-invasive procedure which has greatly improved a patient’s 50-year symptoms of long-term, treatment-resistant depression.

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Predicting blood clots before they happen in pediatric patients

May. 26, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying pediatric patients at risk for developing blood clots or venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).

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VUMC researchers receive grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure

May. 26, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received a four-year, $6.2-million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel panel of biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF).

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American Pediatric Association honors two Children’s Hospital pediatricians

May. 26, 2021—Two physicians in Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics — James Antoon, MD, PhD, and Shani Jones, MD — have been honored for their work by the American Pediatric Association.

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Allen named chief of new emergency radiology section

May. 25, 2021—Laveil Allen, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ new Emergency Radiology section.

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