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Children’s Hospital recognized for cardiomyopathy care quality

Nov. 30, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named an accredited center of care by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit committed to improving the health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy.

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Smoking study personalizes treatment

Nov. 16, 2017—A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.

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Phenotyping center a global resource for investigators

Nov. 16, 2017—This summer the Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) began its 17th year of continuous operation and federal support with a $5.5 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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American College of Surgeons lauds Trauma Center

Nov. 16, 2017—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma has recertified the Vanderbilt Trauma Center with its Level 1 ranking.

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Transition to eStar system off to strong start

Nov. 9, 2017—Last week Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) switched to a new computer system for electronic health records, ordering of tests and drugs, supporting inpatient and outpatient care delivery, billing and other hospital and clinic operations.

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Advanced imaging tools reveal architecture of cell division machinery

Nov. 9, 2017—Using super-resolution microscopy tools in the Nikon Center of Excellence, Vanderbilt investigators have determined the molecular architecture of the contractile ring machinery that functions during cell division — a process that is essential for life.

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Amoxicillin alone better choice for pediatric pneumonia: study

Nov. 9, 2017—A combination of two antibiotics is often prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children, but a JAMA Pediatrics study is now showing that using just one of the two has the same benefit to patients in most cases.

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AAMC lauds Hill’s contributions to health care equity

Nov. 9, 2017—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) honored nine individuals and one medical school for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation Nov. 5 at the AAMC’s Annual Meeting in Boston.

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New pedestrian bridge next step in MCE makeover

Nov. 2, 2017—Later this fall, a new three-floor pedestrian bridge will be installed connecting the North Tower of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) to Medical Center East (MCE)-North Tower. The new bridge will connect the two buildings on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors.

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Pediatric cardiologist Johns thrives in many roles

Nov. 2, 2017—Pediatric cardiologist James Johns, M.D., relishes being a physician who wears many hats.

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Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt continue partnership for 64th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s

Oct. 31, 2017—Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced today that retired Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher will serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s 64th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Children’s Hospital will again benefit from some of the proceeds from the parade.

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