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Shaping reward circuits

May. 18, 2018—Using techniques to control and monitor the activities of individual neurons, Vanderbilt investigators are probing the brain’s reward circuitry.

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Co-Chiefs of Staff announced for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

May. 2, 2018—Year-over-year growth in inpatient volumes across Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult clinical enterprise, three new floors of additional adult inpatient beds through the renovation of Medical Center East, along with the steady expansion of adult clinics throughout the region are among factors leading to the creation of the new roles of co-chiefs of staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) and Clinics.

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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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Dunworth named to respiratory care advisory committee

Feb. 22, 2018—Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, director of advanced practice and division chief of Nurse Anesthesia in Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesia, has been appointed to the clinical advisory committee of the Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI).

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Bauchat to direct Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Feb. 1, 2018—Jeanette Bauchat, MD, MS, has been appointed chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology.

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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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HDL and kidney injury after surgery

Jan. 17, 2018—Higher concentrations of high-density lipoproteins — HDL, the “good” cholesterol — may be protective against acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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McQueen lands award for humanitarian efforts

Nov. 2, 2017—Kelly McQueen, M.D., MPH, professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery and director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development, has received the 2017 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D., Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Delirium, benzos and the pediatric ICU

Oct. 2, 2017—With other risk factors held equal, children who received a benzodiazepine sedative drug were nearly three times more likely to experience delirium – confused thought – the following day.

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ECMO program takes life-saving therapy on the road

Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is home to the state’s largest adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. And most recently, it became the only adult program in Tennessee with a mobile team that can initiate ECMO on patients transported to the Medical Center by its ambulances.

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Kilkelly named chief of Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Sep. 28, 2017—Jill Kilkelly, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology after serving as interim chief since November 2016.

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Medication safety in the ICU

Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.

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