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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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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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