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Reporter Oct 20 2017

Hidden VUMC Figures event honors crucial contributions

Oct. 19, 2017—On Monday, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Office for Diversity Affairs held the inaugural “Hidden VUMC Figures” event, a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term, often behind-the-scenes, contributions to the Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt’s liver transplant program reaches new milestone

Oct. 19, 2017—On Oct. 3 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast.

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VCAR science day shines light on addiction’s power

Oct. 19, 2017—Fatal drug overdoses in Davidson County more than doubled in the past four years and now exceed the death rates for homicides and motor vehicle accidents, yet few people with addiction can obtain the treatment they need, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Tuesday.

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Team seeks to build EMR system for battlefield scenarios

Oct. 19, 2017—Daniel Fabbri, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science, has been awarded a $1.7 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an automated clinical documentation system for use in battlefield ambulances and helicopters.

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Forum highlights strong clinical, translational research efforts

Oct. 19, 2017—Clinical and translational research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is thriving.

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McGill University honors Roden’s research career

Oct. 19, 2017—Dan Roden, M.D., Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), was named to receive the 2017 Medicine Alumni Global Lifetime Achievement Award by the Faculty of Medicine of his alma mater, McGill University.

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Vanderbilt’s Sweatt, Tansey set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 19, 2017—How epigenetic regulation of gene transcription forms new memories and triggers cancerous growth is the subject of the next Vanderbilt Discovery Lecture on Oct. 26.

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Brady elected to executive committee of the ACGME Board of Directors

Oct. 19, 2017—Donald Brady, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, was elected to the executive committee of the ACGME Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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Heart Walk 2017

Oct. 19, 2017—An estimated 8,000 participants enjoyed a sunny sky, warm temperature and live music during the 25th annual Greater Nashville Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Dolly’s Children’s Hospital visit highlights strong ties

Oct. 19, 2017—To celebrate the release of her first children’s album, “I Believe in You,” legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 13, and performed songs from the album for patients, their families and hospital staff.

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Symposium honors Moses’ storied cancer research career

Oct. 19, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community and others whose lives and careers have been influenced by legendary cancer investigator, educator and administrator Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., have endowed the Linda and Harold L. Moses, M.D. Career Development Fund.

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Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms

Oct. 19, 2017—Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.

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