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Storytelling initiative focuses on ‘Defining Personalized Care’

May. 10, 2018—A new digital-first storytelling initiative, Defining Personalized Care, highlights the personal impact everyone at Vanderbilt Health makes with patients, families and each other.

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VICC Scientific Retreat shines light on microbiome

May. 10, 2018—Two Vanderbilt students were honored for their stellar scientific research during the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat held May 3 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

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Study finds generic options offer limited savings for expensive drugs

May. 9, 2018—Generic drug options did not reduce prices paid for the cancer therapy imatinib (Gleevec), according to a Health Affairs study released this week.

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Accreditation enhances care for rare pulmonary disease

May. 3, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is now a fully accredited Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation Clinical and Research Centers Network site, one of 40 in the United States and Canada.

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Preds proud

May. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s newborn nursery showed its Nashville Predators Pride as they welcomed two of the team’s newest fans just in time for the NHL playoffs.

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Shade Tree Trot, other events help raise funds for student-run clinic

May. 3, 2018—The 2018 Shade Tree Trot, which took place April 21, was a great success, raising $98,000, in combination with funds from the Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction, to support the medical student-run Shade Tree Clinic, which provides care to the underserved population of Nashville.

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Ridesharing options for employees include carpooling, vanpooling

May. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides compelling options for employees who want to share a ride to and from work.

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From music to medicine, Eye Institute’s Sobel follows her heart

Apr. 26, 2018—The intricacies of preparing a reed for an oboe resembles the skill set necessary for oculoplastic surgery. As a once aspiring oboist, Rachel Sobel, MD, relates to the comparison.

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New robot expands options for thoracic surgery patients

Apr. 26, 2018—The thoracic surgery team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently added a new tool to its collection of minimally invasive techniques to provide patients the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedures.

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital earns ‘A’ grade for safety from Leapfrog Group

Apr. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) has been awarded a spring 2018 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.

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Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Apr. 19, 2018—“When it’s you, it’s a whole different feeling,” Orrin Ingram said, gazing at logs burning in the fireplace.

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New labeling system speeds clinical lab turnaround times

Apr. 19, 2018—Much of everyday clinical decision-making is informed by lab tests performed rapidly on automated instrumentation — basic metabolic panels, complete blood counts, all the lab orders for which clinicians expect quick results.

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