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Reporter Sept 25 2020

Norman to step down as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Sep. 24, 2020—Linda Norman, DSN, RN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021.

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Cancer centers nationwide join to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention and treatment

Sep. 24, 2020—A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.

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REDCap helps state of Washington scale up its testing capacity

Sep. 24, 2020—Until it was eclipsed by New York in mid-April, the state of Washington had the highest absolute number of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

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Follow-up calls don’t impact readmission, mortality rates: study

Sep. 24, 2020—Following up with adult general medicine patients by phone within the week after their hospital discharge as a stand-alone intervention has no impact on readmissions, mortality or patient satisfaction, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Questions, answers on flu season and COVID

Sep. 24, 2020—Infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, answers questions about the rapidly approaching U.S. flu season and how it might play into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cohen Fund bolsters Siciliano’s memory research

Sep. 24, 2020—Cody Siciliano, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a one-year, $100,000 research award from the Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund to support his studies of the neural substrates of memory.

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State of Pediatrics address reviews challenges, resiliency

Sep. 24, 2020—Steven Webber, MBChP, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently delivered his annual state of the department address to an ever-growing number of faculty, staff and trainees.

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Heart Walk 2020

Sep. 24, 2020—The money is still rolling in, but the Greater Nashville Heart Walk has already raised $1.3 million in its fight against heart disease and stroke as well as to provide funding for public and professional education and community service programs.

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Webinars to address depression, anxiety in children

Sep. 24, 2020—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year as many as one out of every five children experience a mental disorder, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified stress and separated children from their friends and normal activities such as in-person classes and sports.

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VICC leading first global study of MDS/MPN overlap syndrome

Sep. 24, 2020—Overlap syndromes are distinct blood cancers that present with features of both myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).

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‘One VUMC Team’ initiative celebrates Medical Center heroes

Sep. 23, 2020—Recognizing and celebrating the exceptional people found among the workforce of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the focus of Defining Personalized Care: One VUMC Team, Hero Edition, the latest segment of a multiyear Culture of Service initiative underway at the Medical Center.

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VUMC creates MyHealth Bundles, providing innovative options for employee health coverage

Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has created MyHealth Bundles, an innovative and value-based approach to managing some of the most common and costly health conditions.

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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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