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At Vanderbilt, the drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA — it defines who we are. Our Discoveries in Action podcast is about the big ideas and breakthroughs happening right here at Vanderbilt Health.

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Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Telehealth Gains Traction in Shared Surgical Decision-Making

A COVID-19 emergency format for consultation is still seen in the practice of GI surgery, to the overall satisfaction of patients and surgeons.
Urology

Online Therapy Improves Pain, Overall Satisfaction

Interstitial cystitis patients reported that telemedicine sessions provided substantial benefits.
Neurology & Neurosurgery

Research Collaboration Drives Skull-Base Tumor Advances

Subspecialties unite to research complex cases; EHR lends a hand.
An x-ray of a double fracture in the forearm.
Pediatrics

Device Monitors Activities in Kids with Broken Bones

Activity trackers will help researchers monitor children’s adherence to activity restrictions and incidences of displacement.
Changing Medicine

Stepping from Bench to Business Venture

Evaluating commercial viability of inventions can start early in the research process.

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Trends in Medicine

Tailored Messaging Aims to Boost Cancer Trial Recruitment

Culturally targeted education could help address cancer disparities among African Americans and Latinos.

Regenerative Medicine for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial is underway testing autologous muscle cell grafts for sphincter repair.

Rural Youth with T1D Struggle to Connect with Monitoring Technology

Children living outside of urban areas are less likely to report using CGMs, despite benefits.

Study Examines Puberty in Girls with Autism

Researchers are seeking girls with and without autism to join study; participating families to receive education, resources.

Clinicians Call on Clickbusters to Streamline Alerts

Program optimizes clinical-decision support alerts and helps build a culture of continuous evaluation.

Chatbot Weighs in for Clinical Decision Support

Study suggests an AI-based tool may help can offer a more comprehensive picture in some cases.

Innovation a Hallmark of Hospital at Home

Filtering system automatically flags patient likely to be suitable candidates.

Remote Approach Extends Autism Evaluation

Multimillion-dollar grant will power a statewide rollout to test its practical utility.