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Duff’s traumatic brain injury research honored by NIDILRR

Jan. 10, 2019—In support of her research to understand and improve long-term outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury, Melissa Duff, PhD, associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, was recently named a 2018 Distinguished Switzer Research Fellow by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program provides alternative to inpatient psychiatric care

Jan. 3, 2019—Adolescents who are struggling with intense emotional, behavioral and social difficulties may find an alternate care path to an inpatient stay through Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.

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Hemingway receives Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology designation

Jan. 3, 2019—Celeste Hemingway, MD, recently received the Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The board designation is fairly new, and Hemingway is the first Vanderbilt physician to achieve the recognition.

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Harris appointed co-chair of ASN’s Kidney Health Initiative

Dec. 20, 2018—Raymond Harris, MD, Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Professor of Nephrology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, has been appointed co-chair of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Health Initiative (KHI).

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Ossoff leaves lasting legacy of caring, dedication

Dec. 19, 2018—According to Robert Ossoff, DMD, MD, most people think of the academic triad as patient care, education and research, but there’s another triad that has helped guide his 32-year-long career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: leadership, legacy and succession.

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VUMC Addiction Consultation Service sees rising demand

Dec. 13, 2018—An Addiction Consultation Service, specialized training for physicians and changes in the language used in addiction cases are the first of many in a series of new clinical approaches being offered around addiction care as Vanderbilt University Medical Center — and the rest of the country — see an increased demand for such services.

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Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in an international study to determine the effectiveness of a new therapeutic vaccine for treating women with precancerous changes on the cervix.

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One year after Go Live, focus remains on advancing eStar

Nov. 15, 2018—This month marks the one-year anniversary of VUMC’s transition to eStar, and, as expected, there have been challenges and successes along the way.

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Initiative to reduce C-sections showing positive results

Nov. 8, 2018—As the worldwide medical community takes notice of the nearly doubled rate of cesarean section surgeries since 2000, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen a steady decrease in its rate of primary C-sections over the last 11 months.

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New registry seeks answers to sports concussion mysteries

Nov. 1, 2018—News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.

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Heckers honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness

Nov. 1, 2018—Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc, William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with a 2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

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Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line expands hours, services

Oct. 25, 2018—Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, Population Health and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, the Pediatric Behavioral Consult Line recently made expanded hours and services available for the network’s pediatricians.

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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.

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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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