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Reporter Oct 16 2015

Biomarker for intestinal tumors

Oct. 21, 2015—A new marker could be useful for diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine tumors of the small intestines.

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A bundle, a dashboard and lasting pneumonia reduction

Oct. 20, 2015—A “bundle” of electronically implemented care guidelines reduced intensive care unit patient complications related to mechanical ventilation.

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Healing without scarring

Oct. 16, 2015—Drugs that inhibit the Wnt signaling pathway can regenerate injured skin and may be useful in treating fibromatosis, degenerative joint disease and cancer.

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Risk of death in the ICU

Oct. 15, 2015—The irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation increases the risk of death in patients in the intensive care unit.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Oct. 15, 2015—As the heat of summer fades away and we welcome the cooler days of autumn, I write to share thoughts about our work together in the coming days.

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Shah named to direct VHVI’s heart transplant program

Oct. 15, 2015—Ashish Shah, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) as director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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APRNs mark 50 years of practice at VUMC

Oct. 15, 2015—Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) have practiced at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 50 years, a landmark achievement for an institution that now has more than 780 APRNs.

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VUSN Alzheimer’s study to explore perception of pain

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

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Photo: Kennedy Center celebration

Oct. 15, 2015— U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, fourth from left, recently met with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center leadership and Next Steps at Vanderbilt students to celebrate VKC’s 50th anniversary.

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Radiation Oncology’s Chakravarthy named ASTRO fellow

Oct. 15, 2015—A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, M.D., professor and residency director of Radiation Oncology, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She is one of 17 ASTRO members named to the 2015 class of Fellows.

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VUMC set to host inaugural Global Cardio-Oncology Summit

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting the first Global Cardio-Oncology Summit on Oct. 15-16, at the Hilton Nashville. The summit models a leading edge, interdisciplinary approach to cardio-oncology.

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Boo to the Flu to scare up vaccinations Oct. 28

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Boo to the Flu vaccination event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sarratt Cinema.

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