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Author: Matt Batcheldor

International patients finding their way to Bill Wilkerson Center

Feb. 16, 2017—Patients are coming to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from around the globe, discovering the center’s world-class services through social media. One such person is Sophia Pafitis, who traveled to Vanderbilt last year from the Australian island of Tasmania.

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Barut named CNO of Psychiatric Hospital, VBH

Feb. 16, 2017—Jennifer Barut, MSN, R.N., has been named chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH).

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New lab spaces emblematic of Otolaryngology’s growth

Feb. 2, 2017—To understand the phenomenal growth of research in the Department of Otolaryngology, step inside the S corridor on the second floor of Medical Center North. That is the location of the department’s gleaming new Laryngeal Biology Laboratory, which occupies the previous footprint of several smaller labs that have now been combined into a shared modern space.

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Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Jan. 26, 2017—Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Magnet Third Designation site visit set for April 24-28

Jan. 26, 2017—The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will bring a team of four appraisers to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) from April 24 to 28 as part of the Magnet Third Designation process, Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., Executive Chief Nursing Officer, announced Tuesday.

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Many options available to treat wide range of sleep disorders

Jan. 12, 2017—Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which people experience repetitive obstructions of their breathing multiple times per night. It is a common condition, and has been associated with many health problems including daytime tiredness, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, said David Kent, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology.

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Nine Vanderbilt nurses honored by March of Dimes Tennessee

Jan. 12, 2017—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held on Dec. 12 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws point way to latest, best practices

Dec. 1, 2016—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) convened in Langford Auditorium on Nov. 16 for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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Nursing research efforts highlighted at annual poster day

Nov. 17, 2016—Nursing research took center stage in Light Hall recently during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Meeting highlights Advanced Practice Nursing

Oct. 20, 2016—More than 100 people gathered at the Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex on Oct. 12 for the kickoff of the 2017 series of Advanced Practice Grand Rounds.

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New VUMC educational series focuses on palliative care

Sep. 29, 2016—A new series of lunch and learn events at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is designed to teach nurses and other medical professionals best practices for providing palliative care to patients at their bedsides.

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Critical care ‘Boot Camp’ draws nurses from across the nation

Sep. 15, 2016—More than 350 critical care nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nursing leaders from 40 states came to Vanderbilt this month for the fifth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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