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Smith named associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Oct. 4, 2018—Seth Smith, PhD, director of the Center for Human Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), has been appointed the institute’s first associate director.

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VUMC information guru Evans retires with fanfare

Sep. 6, 2018—Information is the lifeblood of health care behemoths like Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Without a technically superb and user-friendly system that provides a rapid and reliable flow of data, clinical operations will grind to a halt.

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The boys of summer

Aug. 30, 2018—Nashville Sounds baseball players recently spent time at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where they played a game in Seacrest Studios and visited with patients and families.

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VUMC mourns loss of integrative medicine pioneer Elam

Aug. 23, 2018—Roy Elam III, MD, emeritus associate professor of Internal Medicine and founding medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Aug. 20. He was 71.

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American College of Physicians honors Lane

Jul. 26, 2018—Richard Lane, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine and a senior member of Vanderbilt’s Internal Medicine group at Williamson County Medical Center, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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Unni lands Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award

Jul. 26, 2018—Purnima Unni, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention program manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been selected to receive a Ford Driving Skills for Life Unsung Heroes of Highway Safety award.

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Society of radiology chairs elects Omary to board

Jul. 19, 2018—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD).

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Berlin assumes new VICC leadership post

May. 29, 2018—Jordan Berlin, MD, has been named associate director of Clinical Investigation Strategy and Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Park named to VICC breast cancer leadership position

May. 17, 2018—  Internationally renowned breast cancer expert Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, director of Precision Oncology and associate director for Translational Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. In his academic role, he will serve as professor of Medicine. Park, who will assume his new post Sept. 1,...

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Steeplechase 2018

May. 17, 2018—Thousands of spectators gathered for the 77th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase May 12 at Percy Warner Park. Since designating Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as its official charity in 1981, the Steeplechase has contributed more than $10 million to the hospital.

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Commencement 2018

May. 10, 2018—From left, Ella Radcliffe, School of Nursing; Yun Young (Susan) Yim, Graduate School; and Saad Rehman, School of Medicine, are among those taking part in today’s Commencement exercises. Commencement schedule: 9 a.m. — University-wide Commencement, Alumni Lawn (Memorial Gym in event of rain) 11 a.m. — School of Nursing, Branscomb Quadrangle 11 a.m. — Graduate...

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Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

May. 10, 2018—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer.

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