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Penson to lead Department of Urologic Surgery

Sep. 11, 2014—David Penson, M.D., the Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology, will become chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Urologic Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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CNS program now giving residents lab experience

Sep. 4, 2014—In the same way scientists from the Vanderbilt Clinical Neuroscience Scholars (CNS) Program have benefited from their experiences in the clinical setting, an initiative is underway for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery residents to have an opportunity to do bench work in the basic science labs.

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Bueno named chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Sep. 4, 2014—Reuben Bueno Jr., M.D., associate professor of Plastic Surgery, is returning to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and also as director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program.

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High-dose flu vaccine more effective in elderly, Vanderbilt-led study shows

Aug. 13, 2014—High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications.

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Behavior-focused therapies help children with autism: study

Jul. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers this week reported updated findings regarding the benefits of behavior-focused therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Brown recluse spider bites crawling upward

Jul. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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Rousseau appointed to NIH study group

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., is being appointed to the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

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Malow, Wilkins enter leadership program

Jun. 19, 2014—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, have been selected into the 2014-2015 class of Fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen Leadership in Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The national leadership program announced recently that...

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Men’s health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress

Jun. 10, 2014—White men are more apt to commit suicide or die from a drug overdose or in a car wreck. Black men are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases and HIV. Hispanic men are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Men in rural and urban areas seem to face different health challenges too.

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VU lauded at Global Healthy Workplace Summit

May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named second in the world for its programs to enhance the physical and mental health and safety of its employees throughout the University and Medical Center.

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Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors

Apr. 17, 2014—Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally.

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Intervention efforts curb violent youth behaviors: study

Apr. 10, 2014—Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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