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Reporter Sept 11 2020

Study shows eating at restaurants may increase COVID-19 risk

Sep. 11, 2020—Eating at dine-in restaurants appears to increase the risk of becoming sick with COVID-19, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Some children with COVID-19 may experience rare inflammatory syndrome

Sep. 10, 2020—With cases of COVID-19 increasing among young children and adolescents in Tennessee, pediatric infectious disease experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have started to see cases of a mysterious illness believed to be connected to COVID-19, known as multi-inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Technique helped treat patient’s rare pulmonary disorder

Sep. 10, 2020—Sourav Panja, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was working in his lab one evening last year when he began coughing up blood. Even breathing was becoming difficult.

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Medical residents help craft national leave policy

Sep. 10, 2020—The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which oversees physician certification in the United States, announced the adoption of a “progressive leave policy that will offer residents and fellows more flexibility, reduce stress and increase autonomy in making life decisions, especially with regard to family and parental leave.”

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Award supports integration of genomic data, electronic health records

Sep. 10, 2020—Eric Gamazon, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop novel computational tools that integrate functional genomic data and electronic health records.

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Global recommendations for cochlear implants outlined

Sep. 10, 2020—More than 432 million adults across the globe live with a disabling hearing loss, but of those who are candidates for cochlear implants, only 4-5% receive one.

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Roumie to direct Master of Public Health program

Sep. 10, 2020—Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, has been named director of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health program, a two-year interdisciplinary program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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VEI grants highlight patient-based vision research

Sep. 10, 2020—Each year the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) sponsors a Discovery Grant program to highlight innovative research ideas initiated by its faculty.

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Froehler elected to surgery society board of directors

Sep. 10, 2020—Michael Froehler, MD, PhD, associate professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

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VUMC to lay groundwork for Tennessee’s first federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Sep. 10, 2020—Angela Jefferson, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, has been awarded a $3.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to support establishment of a prospective NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUMC Nursing’s ‘Boot Camp’ hones critical care skills

Sep. 9, 2020—About 250 nurse practitioners and physician assistants nationwide gathered over Zoom from Sept. 2-4 for the ninth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp, the first in its history to be entirely virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AED training plays key role in reviving young athlete

Sep. 9, 2020—A one-hour training session helped give Taylor Frost, 16, a lifetime of possibilities. On Aug. 12, Frost, a member of the Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy cross country team, collapsed. Within minutes his coach and other responders from the Nashville school went into action.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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