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Reporter July 15 2016

Breast cancer: finding the smoking gun

Jul. 20, 2016—A new method developed at Vanderbilt may help “inventory” all tumor-promoting genes.

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Diabetes drugs may ease addiction

Jul. 18, 2016—Drugs that are being used clinically to treat obesity and diabetes may also have a role in treating drug abuse.

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Work together to control diabetes

Jul. 15, 2016—Parenting behaviors may be an important target for improving outcomes in adolescents with diabetes.

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Initiative set to sharpen VUMC’s strategic focus

Jul. 14, 2016—With the transition of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) into a new financial and legal entity now complete, Medical Center leaders view this period as an opportunity to sharpen the organization’s strategic focus.

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New center to focus on turning raw data into ‘actionable’ knowledge

Jul. 14, 2016—From extensive test results to exam notes to the very latest in medical research, modern health care professionals have become overloaded with data. As a result, it is now a critical mission for academic medical centers to translate this often-raw data into actionable knowledge used to deliver expert patient care, drive efficient clinical operations and promote discovery and education.

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Influx of major NIH grants fuels growth of research enterprise

Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Hendersonville

Jul. 14, 2016—Among those attending this week’s ribbon cutting and opening of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute at 305 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, were Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D. (center left), and Titus Daniels, M.D., MPH, MMHC (center right). The clinic relocated from Madison.

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Churchwell named to new Chief Diversity Officer role

Jul. 14, 2016—Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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‘Bedside Matters’ series now available online

Jul. 14, 2016—Bedside Matters, a monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees deal with social and emotional issues in caring for patients and families, has launched a new website with online videos of the sessions, which nurses can now watch to get contact hours.

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VUMC again lauded for innovative technology efforts

Jul. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has once again been named among the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology.

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VICC expands cancer care services at Spring Hill clinic

Jul. 14, 2016—Cancer patients who live near Spring Hill, Tennessee, can now receive care from an experienced medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Spring Hill instead of traveling to the main campus in Nashville.

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Membrane fats impact drug transporter

Jul. 14, 2016—New studies of a membrane transporter could explain antibiotic resistance – and lead to novel ways to combat it.

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