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Reporter October 2023

Pancreas “crosstalk” may influence course of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Nov. 1, 2023—In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Vanderbilt have identified unexpected alterations in the exocrine tissues of the pancreas that occur in the two major forms of diabetes, and with aging and obesity.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center receives a Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award

Nov. 1, 2023—For the fourth time, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized with the 2023 Best Workplace for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association for Men in Nursing.

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Medical Center’s creative problem-solvers inspire others during Strategy Share 2023

Oct. 31, 2023—The ingenuity and enterprising spirit on display at Vanderbilt University Medical Center took center stage last week at Strategy Share 2023, as more than 30  employees presented their problem-solving and innovative solutions.

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Polygenic “scores” may improve cancer screening

Oct. 31, 2023—Accounting for genetic variability in biomarkers not associated with cancer risk could avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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VUMC’s Kimryn Rathmell wins Doris Duke Foundation Paragon Award

Oct. 31, 2023—Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, chair of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the Paragon Award for Research Excellence from the Doris Duke Foundation.

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Crowe, Osheroff honored by AAMC

Oct. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's James E. Crowe, Jr, MD, and Neil Osheroff, PhD, are among 12 individuals honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges during its 2023 Awards Recognition Event.

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Restoring balance

Oct. 30, 2023—Doctoral students recently traveled to Krakow, Poland to provide free vestibular testing and treatment to 53 Ukrainian refugees experiencing dizziness and imbalance.

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André Churchwell receives Modern Healthcare’s Luminary Award for diversity leadership

Oct. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's André Churchwell, MD, has been recognized as a diversity leader and a recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Luminary Award.

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Study discovers role for gut bacteria in host-pathogen competition for nutrients

Oct. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that commensal gut microbes impact the host-pathogen competition for iron and has implications for therapeutic strategies aimed at preventing pathogens from acquiring essential nutrients.

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Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honors contributors to diversity, equity and inclusion

Oct. 27, 2023—The Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honored the first African American to graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and recognized the contributions of several Vanderbilt faculty, trainees and students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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VWCH Socktober benefit helps others start winter on the right foot

Oct. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s Socktober event benefits Compassionate Hands, a Wilson County-based nonprofit that provides food, shelter, clothing and cleaning services to those experiencing homelessness.

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Stephanie Jian receives vision science award from the University of California, Berkeley

Oct. 26, 2023—Vanderbilt's Stephanie Jian, OD, has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science “40 under 40” award.

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