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Reporter Sept 30 2016

Data-driven future of health care takes center stage at event

Sep. 29, 2016—“Someone in the NIH found the gas pedal and stepped on it,” said the keynote speaker for Personalized Medicine Day, held Sept. 23 at the Student Life Center. David Glazer, director of engineering at Verily Life Sciences, was remarking on the unusual velocity and momentum of the National Institutes of Health’s new Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).

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American College of Critical Care Medicine honors Bernard

Sep. 29, 2016—Gordon Bernard, M.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), will receive the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s highest honor, the Distinguished Investigator Award, during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress in Honolulu in January, 2017.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event quickly approaching

Sep. 29, 2016—Flulapalooza is only a couple of weeks away and the deadline to submit an exemption request from receiving the influenza vaccine is quickly approaching.

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Study shows excess dietary zinc worsens C. diff infection

Sep. 26, 2016—Too much dietary zinc increases susceptibility to infection by Clostridium difficile — “C. diff” — the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections.

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