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Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Apr. 19, 2018—“When it’s you, it’s a whole different feeling,” Orrin Ingram said, gazing at logs burning in the fireplace.

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New labeling system speeds clinical lab turnaround times

Apr. 19, 2018—Much of everyday clinical decision-making is informed by lab tests performed rapidly on automated instrumentation — basic metabolic panels, complete blood counts, all the lab orders for which clinicians expect quick results.

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VUMC drug repurposing initiative gaining momentum

Apr. 19, 2018—Drug repurposing involves establishing an additional approved indication for a drug already at market.

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Friends & Fashion raises funds in style for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 19, 2018—Current and former patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt walked the runway alongside professional models at the annual Friends & Fashion event at Music City Center April 9.

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Fleming elected to vision commission

Apr. 19, 2018—Geoffrey Fleming, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been selected to serve on the Continuing Board Certification’s Vision Initiative Commission.

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Cancer Center’s annual scientific retreat set for May 3

Apr. 18, 2018—The potential link between the body’s microbiome and cancer is the topic of this year’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Scientific Retreat. The annual event, which features leading cancer investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and several prominent universities will be held Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Initiative stresses importance of advance directives

Apr. 12, 2018—While many might prefer to not think about dying, healthcare professionals throughout the United States are encouraging patients and their families to do just that during a national awareness campaign April 16-22 that promotes the importance of completing an advance directive for healthcare.

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Agreement renewal bolsters liver tumor research

Apr. 12, 2018—Sirtex Medical Ltd. has renewed a grant award to Dan Brown, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, and his Vanderbilt Health colleagues, for a research program designed to treat patients with liver tumors that cannot be addressed with surgery.

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Nobel laureate Kobilka’s talk explores receptor activation

Apr. 12, 2018—Brian Kobilka, MD, who received the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), shared his team’s progress in understanding receptor activation — and how that might guide drug development — at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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VICC breast cancer leaders named Komen Scholars

Apr. 12, 2018—Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSCI, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Komen Scholar for her leadership in breast cancer research.

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Entertainers’ support strengthens VICC melanoma research efforts

Apr. 12, 2018—Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, members of country music group BlackHawk, as well as southern rock band The Outlaws, recently donated $40,000 to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in support of melanoma research. Since 2006, the band members have generated more than $100,000 for VICC.

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Johns to help guide PM&R certification process

Apr. 12, 2018—Jeffery Johns, MD, medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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