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New BRET course offers introduction to data science

Jun. 21, 2018—Biomedical science trainees at Vanderbilt have a new career exploration option starting this fall — they can get a taste of what it means to be a “data scientist.” The Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office of Career Development’s ASPIRE Program received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) grant to support a new ASPIRE Module...

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Vanderbilt hosts National Transformation Network to discuss “Triple Aim” of medical education

Jun. 21, 2018—The National Transformation Network, a collaborative of seven medical schools that seeks to transform medical education by focusing on its “Triple Aim” — character, caring and competence, met at Vanderbilt on June 14-15 for its semi-annual in-person meeting.

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Shared genetics may shape treatment options for certain brain disorders

Jun. 14, 2018—Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factors, an international consortium led by researchers from Vanderbilt University and Virginia Commonwealth University is reporting.

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VUMC joins research network to fight atrial fibrillation

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a six-member research network to advance treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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State of the Department of Medicine address reviews achievement, challenges

Jun. 14, 2018—Nancy Brown, M.D., Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, delivered a mixture of accolades and challenges to the dozens of faculty members, residents and fellows who attended her annual State of the Department address last week in Langford Auditorium.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Jun. 14, 2018—Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

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Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Jun. 14, 2018—A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

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Breadth, depth of commitment define Junior League’s support

Jun. 7, 2018—On a Thursday afternoon at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, volunteer Gena Moran pops into a patient room on the fifth floor to invite a young patient and her family to participate in a bingo game about to begin in the hospital’s butterfly garden.

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New inpatient unit at Medical Center East debuts June 19

Jun. 7, 2018—The conversion of the eighth floor of Medical Center East (MCE)-North Tower on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus from outpatient space to inpatient beds is now complete and the new unit is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 19.

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VUMC team devises ‘novel’ idea to help improve hypertension education

Jun. 7, 2018—Reading a comic book may improve the health of hypertension patients, or at least that’s the goal of a new study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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New PET/CT scanner set to expand research opportunities

Jun. 7, 2018—A research-dedicated PET/CT scanner installed recently in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) will expand opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers to conduct studies of a wide range of disorders, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pediatric and adult orthopaedic surgeons bridge age gap on hip preservation

May. 31, 2018—Tristan Miranda spent the waning days of summer last year on a California beach doing hip pivots on a surfboard — an extraordinary feat for someone who underwent hip surgery just three months earlier.

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