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AAIDD honors three Kennedy Center investigators

Jan. 25, 2018—The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) announced its 2018 award recipients, which include three people affiliated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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Study tracks sodium-potassium pathway

Jan. 25, 2018—A six-member group of biomedical scientists from Europe and the United States, including Eric Delpire, PhD, MS, professor of Anesthesiology, has been awarded a $6 million grant to study the role of dietary potassium in hypertension.

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Dance Marathon Carnival

Jan. 25, 2018—Seven universities and one high school joined together Monday, Jan. 15, to host the Middle Tennessee Dance Marathon Carnival at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to get to know their patient and family ambassadors as well as past and present patients of Children’s Hospital and their families.

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VUMC’s Dail named among top women supply chain leaders

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Teresa Dail, RN, was recently named among the top 12 “Women Leaders in Supply Chain” by The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

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National report sounds alarm on clinician burnout

Jan. 25, 2018—A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry.

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Directorships honor VUMC’s critical missions

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Monday held its first Directorship Celebration to honor and support eight of its leaders in clinical care, research, education and administration.

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“U.S. News” Best Hospitals online voting opens in February

Jan. 25, 2018—  The online reputation survey for U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings will be distributed in mid February through the Doximity website. The exact distribution date for the survey will vary by individual. Eligible specialists should receive an email from Doximity or notification on the Doximity website (www.Doximity.com) when their survey is available....

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Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance

Jan. 25, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells — a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

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New signage, access points ease navigation at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 25, 2018—With construction in full swing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the hospital is offering helpful tips for staff on which entrances to use and how to get around the facility during the lobby closure.

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State of Medical Center Address set for Feb. 14

Jan. 18, 2018—Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will deliver the 2018 State of the Medical Center Address, from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Langford Auditorium.

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Rising obesity rates in South leading to rapid increase in diabetes

Jan. 18, 2018—Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. A new study helmed by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients.

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Grant bolsters peripheral artery disease research

Jan. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently secured its third American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) award to address the challenges of limb problems in peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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