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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, May 19 -- Neuropsychopharmacology, a scientific journal from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology that says it focuses on clinical and basic science that advance understanding of the brain and behaviour, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Beyond the looking glass: recent advances in understanding the impact of environmental exposures on neuropsychiatric disease Article: * Rats display empathic behavior independent   more

New Phytologist Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 2 of June 2020 Edition
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, May 19 -- New Phytologist, a journal that says it features plant science and its applications, published research articles on the following topics in Part 2 of its June 2020 edition: * Plant responses to rising vapor pressure deficit * Heat stress during flowering in cereals - effects and adaptation strategies * Systemin-mediated long-distance systemic defense responses Research: * Stomatal optimization based on xylem hydraulics (SOX) improves land surface model simul  more

New Report Highlights Growth, Composition and Salaries for Faculty in Health Professions
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, May 21 -- The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources issued the following news release: A recent research report from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) provides a snapshot of health professions faculty, one of the fastest-growing disciplines in higher education. The report, Faculty in the Health Professions: Growth, Composition, and Salaries, indicates that the overall number of health professions  more

Team Uses Imaging to Study Ways the Heart is Affected by Coronavirus: Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators are using imaging and diagnostic pathology to examine postmortem hearts donated by victims of COVID-19. They are looking for blood clots, vascular damage and inflammation to gain a better understanding of how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 affects the heart. "We were hearing anecdotal stories and reports from other centers that individuals wit  more

Tennessee Parents Ask TN Supreme Court to Assume Jurisdiction Over ESA Case and Allow the ESA Program to Move Forward Now
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 21 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release on May 20: Tennessee parents Natu Bah and Builguissa Diallo asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to stay the adverse decision against Tennessee's Education Savings Account Pilot Program Act, which the Chancery Court of Davidson County had declared unconstitutional earlier this month, and to decide the case itself now rather than wait for a decision from the Court of Appeals. Following a lawsuit against the E  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Ramps Up in COVID-19 Transition
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: As Nashville cautiously begins to emerge from its two-month-long COVID-19 Safer at Home, so too are the labs and facilities at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bolstered by more than $600 million a year in government, corporate and foundation support, the thousands of biomedical scientists who make up VUMC's Research Enterprise are pushing forward the frontiers of new knowledge and treatments f  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors Silver
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Heidi Silver, RDN, MS, PhD, an internationally known registered dietitian and nutrition scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Research Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A graduate of Florida International University in Miami, where she earned a master's degree in N  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Praise and Gratitude Equally Abundant at State of Nursing Event
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Like virtually all large meetings these days, the 2020 State of Nursing address was conducted via teleconference, on Zoom. This year's event, held Tuesday, May 19, was attended by nearly 600 from their homes, offices and nurses stations and featured a surprise visitor. The address was part of VUMC's ongoing recognition of National Nurses Week and 2020 being the Year of Nurse, which honors the 200th   more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Preschools for Autism and Hearing Loss Adapt to Virtual Learning
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: As social distancing mandates have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on creativity to continue providing educational opportunities for their students. The Mama Lere Hearing School (MLHS) and the Preschool for Children with Autism (PCA) -- both of which are run by staff in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Cent  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Probing Innate Immunity
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 20 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: The protein cGAS plays an essential role in cellular innate immunity by detecting the DNA of invading pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, or our own damaged and mislocalized DNA. Activation of the cGAS-STING signaling pathway produces a pro-inflammatory immune response, and prolonged activation of cGAS can result in lupus-like autoimmune disorders. Manuel Ascano, PhD, and colleagues previously   more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Rounding Based on Acuity Helps Preserve Attention of Clinicians
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Multidisciplinary teams conducting daily rounds in intensive care units will typically work their way down hallways, going from one patient to the next based on spatial proximity. According to a recent multi-center study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and published in Critical Care Medicine, if teams instead start with the sickest patient and proceed to others based on de  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Ryman Hospitality Properties and VUMC in Tune for a Safe and Healthy Restart to Business
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. has announced the selection of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as its official wellness advisor during the company's phased reopening of its businesses. VUMC will provide support to the Ryman Hospitality Properties as it implements operating procedures, plans and training materials as part of a multi-phase health safety operations strategy for its entertainment   more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Specialty Pharmacy Earns Second Consecutive Patient Choice Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 21 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) has received a 2020 Patient Choice Award recognizing its commitment to patient satisfaction. This is the second consecutive year VSP has received the annual award. It was the first health system-based specialty pharmacy to win the award last year. The award, created by Zitter Health Insights (now MMIT) and Specialty Pharmacy Times in 2  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: State Cancer Plan Has Robust Input and Commitment From Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: More than a dozen representatives of Vanderbilt University Medical Center helped plan and made a commitment to help carry out the strategy for how Tennessee will prevent cancer and minimize its burden on state residents. A total of 16 physicians, researchers and educators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) collaborated with the Tennessee Cancer Coalition, Tennessee Department of Health and   more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Survey Links Employees With Mental Health Resources
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: In alignment with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are offering employees an additional way to receive support for their mental health. Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees who are experiencing difficulties in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to request short-term individual cognit  more

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Team to Develop Patient Data Sharing Framework for Pandemics
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 22 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Any large-scale effort to use data from COVID-19 patients to serve biomedical or public health research must first concern itself with patient privacy issues. With expedited funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Bradley Malin, PhD, and colleagues will develop privacy-risk assessment techniques and software tools to assist data custodians, and part  more

Women in Criminal Justice System Less Likely to Receive Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 19 -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued the following news: Pregnant women involved in the criminal justice system are disproportionately not receiving medications for opioid use disorder, as compared to their peers, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published in PLOS Medicine. Researchers from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute in Minneapolis analyzed data from the nation's treatment faciliti  more