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Reporter Sept 20 2019

Genetics key to treating heart muscle disorders: Vanderbilt Prize lecturer

Sep. 19, 2019—Advances in genetics are leading to new ways to treat cardiomyopathies — devastating heart muscle disorders that lead to heart failure.

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Security software required for employees’ smartphones, tablets

Sep. 19, 2019—To help prevent unauthorized data access, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is requiring employees who use their personal smartphones and digital tablets to conduct VUMC business to enroll in mobile device management by Feb. 1, 2020.

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Jackson named to new VICC advanced practice role

Sep. 18, 2019—Heather Jackson, MSN, RN, APRN, has been promoted to administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Shade Tree Clinic, mourned

Sep. 18, 2019—Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Shade Tree Clinic, died Sept. 11. She was 38.

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Upperman to succeed Brock as Surgeon-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital

Sep. 17, 2019—After successfully serving as Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s first Surgeon-in-Chief for 17 years, John W. Brock III, MD, will transition to focus on his role as Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services and will become Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus. Brock will be succeeded as Surgeon-in-Chief by Jeffrey Upperman, MD.

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