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Children’s Hospital expansion project reaches new milestone

Oct. 26, 2017—Turner Construction crews recently hoisted the final steel beam to top out the structure of the four-floor expansion project at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Team to develop steerable robotic needle for biopsies

Oct. 26, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.

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Study to test combination therapy for breast cancer

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has received $2.3 million to fund a clinical research trial testing a combination of three immunotherapy compounds for patients with a specific type of advanced breast cancer.

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Dolly’s Children’s Hospital visit highlights strong ties

Oct. 19, 2017—To celebrate the release of her first children’s album, “I Believe in You,” legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 13, and performed songs from the album for patients, their families and hospital staff.

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Symposium honors Moses’ storied cancer research career

Oct. 19, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community and others whose lives and careers have been influenced by legendary cancer investigator, educator and administrator Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., have endowed the Linda and Harold L. Moses, M.D. Career Development Fund.

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Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms

Oct. 19, 2017—Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.

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Team developing imaging upgrade for robotic surgery

Oct. 12, 2017—Removing part of a kidney with minimally invasive robotic surgery rather than an entire kidney when operating for smaller tumors is often best for patients from a recovery and health standpoint, but many surgeons hesitate to do so because of the complexity of the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure.

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Recruitment push helps strengthen nursing workforce

Oct. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is succeeding in its efforts to recruit the nation’s best nurses to Middle Tennessee’s only Magnet-designated hospital.

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New technique measures intricacies of movement, gestures

Oct. 12, 2017—A Vanderbilt researcher has developed a new technique to measure body movement that can be employed in fields that study gestures.

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Mindfulness experts call for more scientific rigor, less hype

Oct. 11, 2017—David Vago, Ph.D., is one of the principal authors of a “Mind the Hype” article in Perspectives on Psychological Science that calls for more scientific evaluation, circumspect reporting and uniform treatment standards for mindfulness and meditation.

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Predators’ fund powers fight against childhood cancer

Oct. 5, 2017—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders, executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) and team mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Heart program named among best in nation

Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs.

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