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Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

Mar. 8, 2018—As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics.

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Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

Mar. 8, 2018—Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby.

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Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt is at the epicenter of a human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancer epidemic, according to Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt.

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Initiative gives rural residents access to stroke care advances

Mar. 1, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center telemedicine initiative seeks to broaden access to advancements in stroke care for residents of rural counties in Tennessee.

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Graphene material strengthens nerve signaling in the brain

Mar. 1, 2018—Less than 20 years after it was developed, a thin, resilient sheet of carbon atoms with remarkable properties known as graphene is transforming biomedical fields as far flung as tissue engineering, neuroprosthetics and drug discovery.

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Saline use on decline at Vanderbilt following landmark studies

Feb. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released Feb. 27 that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications.

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University of Mississippi Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce affiliation agreement

Feb. 27, 2018—Officials with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have announced a clinical affiliation agreement that establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions.

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Multiple options help atrial fibrillation patients

Feb. 22, 2018—Since launching its program offering patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke and avoiding long-term use of blood thinners, the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has consistently ranked among the top centers in the country for the implantation of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) devices.

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Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

Feb. 22, 2018—About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others.

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Dance Marathon 2018

Feb. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on Vanderbilt’s campus, hosted its 16th annual, 13-hour “Big Event” on Feb. 17, the culmination of a year of raising funds and awareness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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State of Medical Center 2018: VUMC ahead of key healthcare trends

Feb. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is out in front on the key trends in healthcare, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, when speaking last Wednesday at his annual State of the Medical Center Address, a presentation paired with the year’s first Leadership Assembly.

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Medical Center facilities grow to meet space needs

Feb. 15, 2018—Construction on various areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is continuing at a rapid pace, with several projects now completed and others scheduled for completion in the coming months.

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