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Reporter May 6 2022

Autism and sleep problems

May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers developed a framework for using de-identified medical records to characterize sleep in people on the autism spectrum — a framework that should also be useful for studying other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Gene variants and transplant drug dose

May. 9, 2022—Genotyping multiple enzymes that metabolize the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus — common used for lung transplant recipients — is important for correct dosing of the drug, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Faculty awards honor teaching, clinical, research excellence

May. 5, 2022—The 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Academic Enterprise Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service, and Outstanding Contributions to Research were presented April 29 during the annual spring faculty meeting.

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VUMC team discovers how bacterial pathogen survives without water

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying a bacterial pathogen that can survive on hospital surfaces — without water — for months, an ability that has helped it become a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections.

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COVID-associated bleeding risk

May. 5, 2022—While case reports have noted acquired hemophilia after COVID-19 infection or vaccination, a new study finds no increased risk.

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VICC Scientific Retreat focuses on lung cancer

May. 5, 2022—by Tom Wilemon Speakers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) 23rd Annual Scientific Retreat celebrated “Advances in Lung Cancer Research” but noted that too many people with the disease are not benefiting from those achievements. “Lung cancer is our leading cause of cancer mortality. Twenty-nine percent of our total cancers are lung cancer. That’s the...

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Allied Health debuts new medical assistant program

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Programs for Allied Health launched a new medical assistant program in partnership with Nashville State Community College.

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Williams honored by Society for Hospital Medicine

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt's Derek Williams, MD, has received the 2022 Excellence in Research award from the Society for Hospital Medicine.

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Gene network linked to Type 2 diabetes

May. 5, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used a novel analytical approach to identify a network of genes associated with Type 2 diabetes, including 31 genes that had not previously been associated with the disease.

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Leadership Assembly: Embarking on a transformational racial equity plan

May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders are launching a transformational effort to foster an inclusive environment to ensure people at all levels of the organization experience a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.

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Paws on the Plaza event aims to unleash puppy love

May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with the Nashville Humane Association for “Paws on the Plaza,” a new event that will bring a litter of puppies to the Medical Center Plaza each month from May through October.

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Liver transplant program marks 30th anniversary

May. 4, 2022—This May, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first liver transplant.

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