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Discovery sheds light on protein key to nerve cells’ myelin sheath

Aug. 17, 2017—Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral nervous system. But the precise function of PMP22, a major component of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates peripheral nerve cell axons, has been unclear.

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Report identifies IT upgrades needed to enhance cancer care

Aug. 17, 2017—A group of nationally recognized medical information and data management experts has recommended the development of new knowledge software applications that work alongside electronic health record systems (EHRs) to help practicing oncologists access and use the latest genomic information to assist in the treatment of cancer patients.

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VUMC listed among top 100 oncology programs by Becker’s Hospital Review

Aug. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.

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Assembly outlines how Epic aligns with organizational goals

Aug. 10, 2017—Much more than a just software replacement, eStar, the Epic-based clinical software platform replacing StarPanel, will be the backbone of a new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that will usher in future successes and create the potential to better serve patients, said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Awards honor dedication to excellence

Aug. 10, 2017—The most recent Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at this week’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. The awards are conferred on a quarterly basis.

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Cancer patient creates artwork for Radiation Oncology suite

Aug. 10, 2017—In her life, Jessi Zazu, 27, has toured the world as a musician in the group Those Darlins, recorded three studio albums, starred in music videos and exhibited her original artwork in individual and group art shows.

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VUMC testing new system to keep donor hearts viable longer

Aug. 3, 2017—For decades the miracle of organ donation has relied on an ice cooler. Until now.

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Jennie Stuart Medical Center, VUMC launch teleICU patient care

Aug. 3, 2017—Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) has launched teleICU technology that provides its doctors and their patients real-time access to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) specialists.

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Educational journey begins for new medical students

Aug. 3, 2017—As family members, friends and faculty gathered in 208 Light Hall, many with cell phones positioned to capture the moment, Bonnie Miller, M.D., MMHC, welcomed them to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s (VUSM) annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, and then turned to the first-year students and asked a simple question.

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Nashville Sounds partner with VICC for cancer awareness

Aug. 3, 2017—The Nashville Sounds baseball team recently highlighted cancer care at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) during a special “Cancer Awareness Night.”

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StrategyShare17 event helps build excitement, connections

Jul. 27, 2017—On the same day 48 years after the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, individuals from throughout the Vanderbilt community reflected on that historic event — a milestone marking the ultimate synthesis of innovative thinking and technology — as they shared their own explorations and mission moments during StrategyShare17.

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Hospitals and clinics receive third Magnet designation

Jul. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the organization announced in a conference call on July 20.

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