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Watkins lecturer focuses on research, inspirations

Oct. 11, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, welcomed those gathered at the 17th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture on Tuesday with a reminder of who they were honoring and why.

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QuizTime app created to aid opioid education efforts for providers

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will partner with the Tennessee Department of Health to offer workplace-based education to health professionals across the state via QuizTime, a smartphone application developed at VUMC. This continuing education activity will focus on proper utilization of opioid and non-opioid therapies in managing pain.

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VUMC mourns noted cardiologist Crenshaw

Aug. 27, 2018—Marshall H. Crenshaw, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, died Aug. 23. He was 62.

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VUMC named one of nation’s Top Hospitals for Diversity

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information.

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New clinic to provide comprehensive care for adult transgender patients

Aug. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new adult Clinic for Transgender Health on Aug. 24.

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Three student-adviser pairs recognized by HHMI

Aug. 9, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to 45 doctoral student-adviser pairs from across the country. Three are from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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State honors life of legendary researcher Thomas

Aug. 2, 2018—The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is honoring the life and accomplishments of Vivien Thomas, an African-Am- erican laboratory assistant at Vanderbilt from 1930-1941 who developed several operative techniques, designed surgical instruments, supervised surgical laboratories, and instructed at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for more than 35 years.

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White Coat Ceremony ushers in newest medical students

Aug. 2, 2018—As the 96 members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s first-year class took their seats at the front of 208 Light Hall, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, welcomed them and their family members to the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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Cutrer named Undergraduate Medical Education associate dean

Jul. 19, 2018—Bill Cutrer, MD, MEd, has been named Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s next associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), effective Aug. 1.

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VUSM lauded by Gold Humanism Honor Society as Distinguished Chapter

Jun. 21, 2018—The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s (GHHS) Program Committee has recognized the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine chapter as a “2018 Distinguished GHHS Chapter.”

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Vanderbilt hosts National Transformation Network to discuss “Triple Aim” of medical education

Jun. 21, 2018—The National Transformation Network, a collaborative of seven medical schools that seeks to transform medical education by focusing on its “Triple Aim” — character, caring and competence, met at Vanderbilt on June 14-15 for its semi-annual in-person meeting.

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Environmental Health and Safety’s Wheaton retires

Jun. 7, 2018—If you chat with Bob Wheaton, executive director of Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety, for a few minutes, it quickly becomes clear he’s not from around here.

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