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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients

Sep. 18, 2019—An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.

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Subjects needed for paid research study on effects of nut consumption

Sep. 12, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking for volunteers for a study that will compare a diet with mixed nuts as snacks to a diet with typical snacks to determine the effects on abdominal fat and risk for metabolic syndrome in young adults.

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Healthy adults needed for research study

Aug. 22, 2019—The purpose of this study is to measure a metabolite called α-aminoadipic acid (2-AAA) in blood. Different amounts of 2-AAA in the body may alter the risk of developing diabetes

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Vanderbilt Health OnCall now available in Hendersonville

Mar. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt Health OnCall, a healthcare service that comes to patients when they are too busy or ill to make it to a clinic, is now treating patients in the Hendersonville community.

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Ash Wednesday service times

Mar. 1, 2019—Ash Wednesday services with the imposition of ashes will be held Wednesday, March 6, at St. Augustine’s Chapel and Rhea Chapel.

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Major initiative launched to advance the application of AI to health care

Feb. 13, 2019—IBM Watson Health has announced plans to make a 10-year, $50 million investment in joint research collaborations with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to advance the science of artificial intelligence and its application to major public health issues.

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VU, VUMC phone service temporarily unavailable Feb. 3

Jan. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt IT will upgrade the telephone system on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 a.m. The upgrade will take approximately one hour to complete. During this time, the telephone system will be unavailable.

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Wilkins named vice president for health equity

Jan. 17, 2019—Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, associate professor of medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Help influence Nashville’s future: Take the Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey

Nov. 7, 2018—Are you a resident of Davidson County? If yes, you may have received the Nashville Community Health + Well-Being Survey in your mailbox. If you did receive it, please take it! Your answers will help nonprofits, businesses, government organizations and others better understand and serve the needs of our community.

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MEGAMicrobe event to explore world of microbes Oct. 27

Oct. 12, 2018—Curious children of all ages are invited to explore the world of microbes — microscopic bugs — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Martin Professional Development Center next to Nashville’s Eakin Elementary School at 2400 Fairfax Ave.

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Gordon receives NIH award for music and speech research

Oct. 3, 2018—Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Reyna Gordon has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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