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Reporter Oct 26 2018

Annual Pumpkin Patch helps cancer research funds grow

Oct. 25, 2018—Each October, as Missy Cook helps unload trailers full of bright, plump pumpkins with hundreds of volunteers, she’s reminded why the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch exists — because her son, Cooper, 10, is alive after surviving a rare cancer that was found when he was just 8 weeks old.

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Moore named to continuing education hall of fame

Oct. 25, 2018—Donald Moore Jr., PhD, professor of Medical Education and Administration and director of the Office for Continuing Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will be inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame as a member of the IACEH Class of 2018. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 10 in New Orleans.

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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic opens in Brentwood

Oct. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Plastic Surgery has a well-earned reputation of being among the nation’s best for reconstructive plastic surgery. With the opening of the new Vanderbilt Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic in Brentwood, the group will have a more visible presence when it comes to cosmetic procedures as well.

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Slovis honored by College of Emergency Physicians

Oct. 25, 2018—Corey Slovis, MD, professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been awarded the 2018 National Outstanding Contribution to Education Award by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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New support group formed for patients with Ménière’s disease

Oct. 25, 2018—Beginning Nov. 6, Vanderbilt’s Department of Otolaryngology will host a monthly support group for patients living with Ménière’s disease, a disorder effecting the inner ear that is characterized by episodes of symptoms such as vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (a ringing inside the ear) and hearing loss.

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Combination therapy improves small-cell lung cancer survival

Oct. 25, 2018—Patients with stage IV small-cell lung cancer lived longer when given the immunotherapy atezolizumab with chemotherapy, setting the stage for what could become the first new treatment approved in decades for this particularly aggressive form of lung cancer.

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Second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event set for Oct. 29

Oct. 24, 2018—On Monday, Oct. 29, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs will present the second 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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Antipsychotics ineffective for treating ICU delirium: study

Oct. 22, 2018—Critically ill patients are not benefiting from antipsychotic medications that have been used to treat delirium in intensive care units (ICUs) for more than four decades, according to a study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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