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Reporter Oct 22 2021

Initiative seeks to improve diversity of AI research

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt is playing a key role in a new NIH flagship initiative, the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity.

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Study links genetic variants, protein expression and human diseases

Oct. 21, 2021—An international research team has developed a new resource that connects genetic variants and protein expression, which is expected to speed the identification of genes that cause disease — and point to novel treatment strategies.

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New robot enhances accuracy of head, neck cancer surgeries

Oct. 21, 2021—by Emily Stembridge Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has acquired an SP (single port) surgical robot that will help provide more targeted and accurate transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for patients with head and neck cancer. The new robot features a single port with a flexible camera and three different surgical instruments, as well as an...

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Clinics created to treat children with genetic disorders

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt has established clinics for children with adrenoleukodystrophy and other genetic disorders that are found on newborn screening, including Fabry disease, Krabbe disease and others.

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Initiative helps patients with communication disorders

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to educate clinicians about augmentative and alternative communication methods for patients with communication disorders.

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Study explores impact of COVID-19 on children

Oct. 21, 2021—  by Jessica Pasley In a large, prospective study of children with COVID-19 infection at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, researchers found that most children experienced brief and mild illness with a small minority requiring hospitalization. During the onset of the pandemic, medical teams were not sure how the infection would impact children....

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Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading an ambitious project to assess the impact of environmental exposures on cancer risk for people living in Southern states.

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Doctors seeing increase in young females with tics, verbal outbursts similar to Tourette syndrome

Oct. 21, 2021—An international phenomenon of involuntary movements and vocalizations in adolescent girls is now believed to be a functional movement disorder, and while the causes are unclear, TikTok and other social medial platforms may be important contributors.

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VUMC lauded for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently named a center of excellence for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.

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VUMC’s Were, Sengstack, Stead honored by ACMI

Oct. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, have been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). William Stead, MD, has been named a Distinguished Fellows of ACMI.

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Caring for caregivers

Oct. 20, 2021—More than 1,000 bags given out Tuesday as part of the Caregivers Need Care Too initiative.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Ryan Merrell

Oct. 20, 2021—Neuro-oncologist Ryan Merrell, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurology.

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