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Reporter Dec 2 2016

Health OnCall service brings care directly to patients’ homes

Dec. 1, 2016—When you’ve been flattened by the flu, one of the last things you want is the hassle of driving to a medical clinic. Now, with the launch of Vanderbilt Health OnCall, you might not have to.

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Symposium honors Casagrande’s career

Dec. 1, 2016—Colleagues of Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., celebrated her distinguished career in the visual sciences with a “Lifetime of Vision” symposium Nov. 18 in Biological Sciences/Medical Research Building III.

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Forum explores  diversity, inclusion strategies

Dec. 1, 2016—André Churchwell, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Traci Nordberg, J.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, hosted a Diversity & Inclusion welcome event on Nov. 18 in which Churchwell discussed his vision for the Office for Diversity Affairs and the strategic planning necessary to make diversity and inclusion intentional throughout the Medical Center.

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Basic Science Research Advisory Committee formed

Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has formed a new Basic Science Research Advisory Committee.

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Quick response key after chiropractic-related stroke

Dec. 1, 2016—Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year, but the 29-year-old woman survived thanks to quick recognition and rapid response.

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Study tests shorter antibiotic course in children

Dec. 1, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether a shorter course of antibiotics — five days instead of 10 — is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children who show improvement after the first few days of taking antibiotics.

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Vanderbilt team a winner in health data privacy competition

Dec. 1, 2016—A two-member team from Vanderbilt has won the 2016 iDASH Healthcare Privacy Protection Challenge, a competition open to international participants and devoted this year to privacy protection for genome analysis in a cloud computing environment.

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Art from the heart

Dec. 1, 2016—Nashville artist Rob Hendon, known for his colorful guitar paintings, recently donated two original works of art to Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Assessment identifies community health risks, needs

Dec. 1, 2016—What drives health in the greater Nashville area? How does infant mortality in Nashville compare with that of the rest of the state? Is someone in Rutherford County at greater risk to develop lung cancer than someone in Williamson County? What does the community believe are the greatest needs? Through the “Community Health Needs Assessment” (CHNA) process, Vanderbilt and other non-profit hospitals are attempting to answer these and other questions related to community health.

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Investigators explore new way to control mosquitoes

Dec. 1, 2016—In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.

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Rodriguez named Associate Nursing Officer at VICC

Dec. 1, 2016—Forward is the only direction in which Anna Rodriguez likes to travel.

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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws point way to latest, best practices

Dec. 1, 2016—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) convened in Langford Auditorium on Nov. 16 for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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