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Reporter Nov 3 2017

Lung cancer survivors and caregivers invited to VUMC event Nov. 16

Nov. 3, 2017—Lung cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend a free educational evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.

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New pedestrian bridge next step in MCE makeover

Nov. 2, 2017—Later this fall, a new three-floor pedestrian bridge will be installed connecting the North Tower of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) to Medical Center East (MCE)-North Tower. The new bridge will connect the two buildings on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors.

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Pediatric cardiologist Johns thrives in many roles

Nov. 2, 2017—Pediatric cardiologist James Johns, M.D., relishes being a physician who wears many hats.

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EpicLeap Go Live update

Nov. 2, 2017—After two years of planning and preparation through EpicLeap, thousands of individuals from across all areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) came together overnight to “Go Live” and launch eStar, the new computer system that will support the health system’s electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Along the way, EpicLeap has already involved 18,000 employees who work in the Medical Center’s health system.

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Tenacity, teamwork, love, drive heart patient’s treatment journey

Nov. 2, 2017—Sixty-six year-old Frank Donatelli knew the $39 he spent to join eHarmony was worth it.

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Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment

Nov. 2, 2017—Three years ago Reece Dean, of Nashville’s Bellevue community, retired at age 69 from a career as a busy truck driver. Mary Ann, his wife, began to notice some changes in his memory and behavior since he was home more consistently.

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Liquid biopsies help reveal lung cancer mutations

Nov. 2, 2017—Cancer investigators led by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have co-developed a liquid biopsy blood-based assay used to identify specific gene mutations associated with the development or relapse of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).

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Vance elected president of Tennessee Nurses Association

Nov. 2, 2017—Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, has been elected president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA). Vance, who is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner for Pediatric Neurosurgery, will serve a two-year term, which began in September and ends in September 2019.

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Barktoberfest!

Nov. 2, 2017—Last week Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt presented Barktoberfest, a Halloween-themed dog show, for patients and families.

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Sweatt, Tansey discuss influence of epigenetics on research

Nov. 2, 2017—Basic research underway at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising hopes that one day it will be possible to reverse memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease and stop a major driver of cancer in its tracks.

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Asthma expert Wenzel set for Nov. 9 Discovery Lecture

Nov. 2, 2017—Sally Wenzel, M.D., a global expert on severe asthma, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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McQueen lands award for humanitarian efforts

Nov. 2, 2017—Kelly McQueen, M.D., MPH, professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery and director of Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development, has received the 2017 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D., Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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