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Reporter Oct 15 2021

Holiday music special to benefit Children’s Hospital

Oct. 15, 2021—A new Nashville Holiday Music Special benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 4. The program will take the place of the in-person Nashville Christmas Parade.

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Lecture reflects on the lives touched by Levi Watkins

Oct. 14, 2021—Levi Watkins Jr., MD, has an enduring legacy as a cardiovascular surgeon, mentor and advocate, and Vanderbilt's John Tarpley, MD, recently shared his reflections about the remarkable impact of his friend and colleague, both on the medical profession and on the lives of others.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Caitlin Demarest

Oct. 14, 2021—Caitlin Demarest, MD, PhD, recently joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an assistant professor, having been recruited to Vanderbilt by her mentor, Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA.

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Tea drinking and high blood pressure

Oct. 14, 2021—Habitual tea drinking is associated with a slightly higher risk of hypertension in middle-aged and older Chinese adults, which warrants confirmation by long-term intervention studies, researchers say.

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New marker for metaplasia

Oct. 14, 2021—A protein that transports water, called aquaporin 5, is expressed by cells undergoing changes that may increase risk for gastric cancer development, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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STAR Clinical Research Network to receive major grant renewal

Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt's STAR Clinical Research Network has been approved for an additional $8.9 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support its efforts to improve health care throughout the Southeast and across the United States.

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Photoimmunotherapy offered in clinical trial for recurrent head and neck cancer

Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is recruiting patients for a clinical trial using photoimmunotherapy for recurrent head and neck cancer.

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Diagnostic Laboratory Services set for relocation, expansion

Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt's Diagnostic Laboratory Services are undergoing a major relocation and expansion project.

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Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognizing 485 clinicians and 132 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2021.

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Physician, author, humanitarian Meador dies at 90

Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt's Clifton Meador, MD, professor of Medicine, Emeritus, died Oct. 11. He was 90.

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McCarver named President of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Oct. 12, 2021—Scott McCarver, MHA, Interim President for Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, has been named as the hospital’s new President.

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Marnett stepping down as dean of VUSM Basic Sciences

Oct. 12, 2021—Lawrence Marnett, PhD, who has served as dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences since its creation in 2016, will step down as dean effective June 30, 2022.

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