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A message from the President and CEO about Charlottesville

Aug. 15, 2017—Dear Colleagues, The horrific acts that took place over the weekend during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, are another tragic reminder of how much work continues to lie ahead for our nation regarding matters of race, religion and sexual orientation. The bigotry and hatred that fueled these events—promulgated by skinheads and white supremacists—has no place in...

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StrategyShare17 event helps build excitement, connections

Jul. 27, 2017—On the same day 48 years after the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, individuals from throughout the Vanderbilt community reflected on that historic event — a milestone marking the ultimate synthesis of innovative thinking and technology — as they shared their own explorations and mission moments during StrategyShare17.

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StrategyShare17 interactive event set for July 20

Jul. 13, 2017—Learning and connecting is the theme for StrategyShare17, an interactive event on Thursday, July 20, designed to showcase exciting work being done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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New internship programs set to benefit diverse group of students

Jun. 8, 2017—This summer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be the site for two internship programs geared to connect diverse students interested in health care.

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New interactive tool lets VUMC community share creative ideas

May. 11, 2017—Sharing ideas is powerful. IdeaShare, a tool to share ideas among groups of people, and even vote about which ideas you like best, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) beginning May 16.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine moves to eighth in NIH research funding

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM’s standing two spots from the No. 10 position it held last year.

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Clinical trial to assess shoulder pain treatments

Mar. 30, 2017—Nitin Jain, M.D., MSPH, associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics, has been awarded a $7.5 million contract to determine whether surgery or non-operative therapy works better for a common age-related injury that costs the health care systems billions of dollars — rotator cuff tears.

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Volunteer leaders added to VUMC advisory boards

Mar. 23, 2017—Thirteen volunteer leaders have been named over the past year to fill vacant positions on three Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) advisory boards and councils.

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Melanoma study finds new way to enhance targeted therapies

Mar. 9, 2017—With the help of a drug formerly used to treat HIV/AIDS, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to make melanoma cells more vulnerable to targeted anti-cancer therapy.

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UDN program dedicated to solving medical mysteries

Mar. 2, 2017—It’s human nature to need answers. Patients with debilitating symptoms need a diagnosis — somewhere to place the blame, a starting point to search for answers.

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First class of PM&R residents sets bar high for new program

Feb. 23, 2017—The inaugural class of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program is making a big impact on patient care and research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Protocol standardizes care for pregnant women on opiates

Feb. 16, 2017—Complications related to opioid abuse occur in 54,000 pregnancies annually in the United States, and Tennessee ranks among the top 10 states in the number of opioid-dependent pregnant women.

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