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Project seeks to help people interact with medical records

Jan. 4, 2018—Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana. A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is creating voice-controlled virtual assistant software to help people interact with electronic health records (EHR).

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Multicenter trial to test new liver transport system

Jan. 4, 2018—The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference.

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Asthma study may point to potential new therapeutic approach

Jan. 4, 2018—New findings from Vanderbilt suggest that blocking the migration of cells involved in asthma may represent a new approach for treating the respiratory condition.

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Cheerful visit

Jan. 4, 2018—Players from the Nashville Predators hockey team recently brought some holiday cheer to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Players stopped by Seacrest Studios to play a game and then visited with patients throughout the hospital and clinics.

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Achievements, accolades highlight past year at VUMC

Dec. 14, 2017—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2017.

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My Health at Vanderbilt poised for enrollment growth

Dec. 14, 2017—Leaders with Vanderbilt Health want to increase enrollment in My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), the online portal that offers VUMC’s patients such advantages as interacting with their electronic medical records, communicating securely with members of their healthcare team and paying medical bills electronically.

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‘Tis the season

Dec. 14, 2017—Santa talks with Angelyn Portillo, 6, during a recent daylong visit with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Fellowships reflect Michal’s deep commitment to children

Dec. 7, 2017—Mary Michal, MD,’60, may have entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by mistake, but she’s remained devoted to its mission by design.

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Nashville Christmas Parade

Dec. 7, 2017—In its 64th year, the Nashville Christmas Parade on Dec. 2 — themed “The Musical Mile!” — was a celebration of music with a record number of celebrities, marching bands, floats and large balloons filling the streets of downtown Music City with holiday festivity.

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Holiday Project cards, merchandise benefit Children’s Hospital

Dec. 7, 2017—A reindeer, polar bears and an ice skater are among the artistic creations adorning products available through the annual Gifts from Friends Holiday Project benefiting patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Robertson leaves lasting legacy in clinical research

Nov. 30, 2017—When David Robertson, MD, sorted through 39 years’ worth of textbooks, journals and framed photographs in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Clinical Research Center (CRC) recently as he prepared for retirement, the memory that brought him to tears was a 30-year-old embroidery piece by his daughter, Rose Robertson Pink.

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Study seeks to reduce opioid use for chronic pain

Nov. 30, 2017—Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for a clinical trial that is examining strategies for reducing opioid use among patients with chronic pain.

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