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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Gift supports addiction medicine training program

Feb. 8, 2018—The 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, “Facing Addiction in America,” leaves little question about the growing problem of addiction.

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Study tracks therapy to slow idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Feb. 1, 2018—Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care have launched a pilot study to see if patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can tolerate the addition of a commonly used antiviral drug to standard IPF treatments. The research team believes the drug may ultimately help slow progression of the chronic and progressive disease or reverse its course.

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VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

Jan. 11, 2018—One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families.

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Study seeks to aid diagnosis, management of catatonia

Dec. 7, 2017—Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different.

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Robertson leaves lasting legacy in clinical research

Nov. 30, 2017—When David Robertson, MD, sorted through 39 years’ worth of textbooks, journals and framed photographs in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Clinical Research Center (CRC) recently as he prepared for retirement, the memory that brought him to tears was a 30-year-old embroidery piece by his daughter, Rose Robertson Pink.

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Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment

Nov. 2, 2017—Three years ago Reece Dean, of Nashville’s Bellevue community, retired at age 69 from a career as a busy truck driver. Mary Ann, his wife, began to notice some changes in his memory and behavior since he was home more consistently.

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Palmucci named CEO of Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Sep. 7, 2017—Jeffrey Palmucci, who has served as the interim Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital since April, has been named the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 18.

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VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed

Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Friends of Children’s Hospital gift to enhance two programs

Jun. 8, 2017—The Friends of Children’s Hospital, an organization of volunteers who support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has made its largest single gift — $1 million over three years — to be split between two Children’s Hospital programs: the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs and Pediatric Cancer.

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Chetkovich named chair of Department of Neurology

May. 26, 2017—Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology and Physiology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Neurology. He will join the faculty on Sept. 1.

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Gillihan named CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services

May. 11, 2017—Kerry Gillihan, MHA, D.Sc., has been named president and CEO of Vanderbilt Home Care Services (VHCS), the home health care services of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Reception celebrates VUMC’s community ties

May. 11, 2017—Nearly 400 members of the Canby Robinson Society and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community joined together at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens recently for a reception celebrating the Medical Center’s shared commitment to healthy communities and to pioneer the future of health care.

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