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Tennessee Department of Health Archives

State cancer plan has robust input and commitment from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

May. 21, 2020—More than a dozen representatives of Vanderbilt University Medical Center helped plan and made a commitment to help carry out the strategy for how Tennessee will prevent cancer and minimize its burden on state residents.

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Center for AIDS Research lands NIH grant renewal

May. 7, 2020—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed its support of the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a four-way partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College, the Tennessee Department of Health and Nashville CARES.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital steps forward in COVID-19 community crisis response

Apr. 10, 2020—On March 30, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) was part of a Unified Command Response to support relief efforts for a crisis in Gallatin, Tennessee — a region northwest of the hospital’s location in Lebanon.

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Vanderbilt team develops COVID-19 predictive model for Tennessee

Apr. 6, 2020—A team including health economists, epidemiologists and a biostatistician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University are amassing and processing data to develop a complex predictive model of the spread of COVID-19 within Tennessee, with region-specific projections, as well as a model of projected resource use during response to the pandemic.

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Study tracks causes of high antibiotic prescribing rates in Tennessee

Jan. 29, 2020—For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.

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VUMC lands BEST for Babies award

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) BEST for Babies award, which celebrates hospital efforts to reduce infant death and to give babies and their families the best possible start.

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Safe Stars initiative launches

May. 23, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt joined professional and collegiate sports officials and other community partners at Bridgestone Arena recently to kick off the Safe Stars initiative.

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New report shows prevalence of autism rising in U.S.

Apr. 26, 2018—The prevalence of U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now 1 in 59, according to new estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant increase from the 1 in 68 estimate in 2016.

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Tennessee first state to set up safety ratings for youth sports leagues

Jun. 22, 2017—A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

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Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women increasing

May. 11, 2017—Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country’s increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states including Tennessee and West Virginia.

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VUMC, Meharry and State Health Department receive NIH grant to establish AIDS research center

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research with Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Initiative seeks to break down breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 28, 2014—Breast-feeding is welcomed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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