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Reporter Nov 8 2019

Study explores genetic risk profiling of insomnia in autism

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how genes affect sleep and circadian disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a goal of creating a genetic risk profile of insomnia in ASD.

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VICC takes leading role in international cancer database project

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of three institutions launching the first phase of a collaboration to advance precision oncology through the creation of a clinico-genomic dataset with an international reach.

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Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness

Nov. 7, 2019—GE Healthcare has awarded researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science $2.5 million in funding to develop PET tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.

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Celebrating Brock’s service

Nov. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, physicians, nurses and staff recently celebrated John W. Brock III, MD, for his 17 years of service.

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Grant bolsters Weiss’ pediatric thyroid cancer research

Nov. 7, 2019—Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Krause named to state health care modernization task force

Nov. 7, 2019—  by Christina Echegaray Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force. The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s...

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Honoring Stone

Nov. 7, 2019—William Stone, MD, was recently honored with a “retirement symposium.”

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Griffith honored for her contributions to telehealth initiatives

Nov. 7, 2019—Michelle Griffith, MD, recently received an award for her work building networks for and advocacy of telehealth.

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VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Nov. 7, 2019—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

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Device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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VUMC offering new minimally invasive emphysema therapy

Nov. 7, 2019—VUIMC will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema.

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Hidden VUMC Figures event honors unsung contributors

Nov. 6, 2019—This week, VUMC's Office for Diversity Affairs presented the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes.

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