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Author: Craig Boerner

Neurological Physical Therapy Residency gains accreditation

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) and Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy are receiving accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their collaborative Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency instituted last year.

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Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...

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Schaffner lauded by National Meningitis Foundation

Jun. 13, 2013—The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is naming William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, as the 2013 recipient of its Health Achievement Award.

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Walker named fellow of the American College of Radiology

Jun. 13, 2013—Ronald Walker, M.D., professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) during the recent ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

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Experts predict “unbanked” will face challenges getting health insurance

Jun. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt health policy expert John Graves co-authored a report that shows as many as a quarter of people eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be shut out because they don’t have a bank account.

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Blood test for autism could speed diagnosis

May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-site autism clinical study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a blood test that aims to screen children for referral for autism spectrum disorder evaluation (ASD) earlier and more accurately.

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Two elected fellows of the American Laryngological Association

May. 23, 2013—Two Vanderbilt otolaryngologists are now associate fellows of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology.

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Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners

May. 16, 2013—While physicians and nurse practitioners agree on general principles, survey reveals differences on specific policies Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School...

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Vanderbilt launches health information software competition

May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt University announced today a $20,000 worldwide contest called the Health App Challenge, aimed to transform patient clinical summaries into easy to understand personalized health information.

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Vanderbilt’s Ken Young earns top patient safety credential

May. 2, 2013—The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) is recognizing Vanderbilt’s Ken Young, MBA, as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Young, who works as a surgical technologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is one of only five to receive this designation in Tennessee and one of 205 CPPSs worldwide. The National Patient...

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Infectious diseases foundation honors VUMC’s Schaffner

Apr. 4, 2013—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is awarding William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, with its John P. Utz Leadership Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to their profession and to the NFID.

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

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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