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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Macdonald to step down as chair of Neurology

Jul. 12, 2016—Robert Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D., Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurological Education and chair of Neurology since 2001, will be stepping down as chair of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University when his successor is recruited and joins the Vanderbilt faculty.

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VUMC center lands AOA professionalism award

Jul. 7, 2016—Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) as the sole recipient of the 2016 Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award.

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Lane appointed to NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement

Jun. 2, 2016—Nancy Lane, Ph.D., senior vice president for Population Health Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement (CPM).

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network: transforming health care delivery across the Mid-South

May. 24, 2016—Nearly five years ago a tiny seed of an idea was presented at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Clinical Enterprise retreat: forming a physician-led network of leading hospitals and physicians to focus on improving the health of communities in Tennessee and beyond.

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Smith, Spickard to lead key advisory boards

May. 12, 2016—Two volunteer leaders have been named to fill top positions on two of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) advisory boards.

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DeMarcus named chair of Children’s Hospital board

Apr. 14, 2016—Allison DeMarcus, a committed philanthropic supporter, community volunteer and passionate member of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board, has been named the incoming Children’s Hospital board chair. She will serve a two-year term beginning July 1.

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Temporary hold begins Friday on IT systems changes

Apr. 13, 2016—As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close.

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Gifts highlight strong, lasting bonds between patients and healers

Mar. 24, 2016—Sometimes saying thank you just isn’t enough.

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Sweatt named chair of Department of Pharmacology

Mar. 10, 2016—J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology.

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Trivedi named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Feb. 5, 2016—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He will remain administrative director for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.

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Walk-in clinic set to make debut in Belle Meade

Jan. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new Walk-In Clinic in Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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Dermody named to lead pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.

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