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‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks VUMC No. 1 hospital in Tennessee

Jul. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the nation’s elite providers of health care services by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals edition.

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Insights for neuroscience drug discovery

Jul. 17, 2012—When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.

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School of Nursing benefactor Travis left lasting legacy

Jul. 12, 2012—Nancy Dillard Travis, an alumna and longtime friend and supporter of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died on June 30. She was 88.

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Minimally invasive therapy eases some pulmonary embolism

Jul. 12, 2012—A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that travels to the lungs and is one of those sneaky, and dangerous, conditions that can appear in perfectly healthy people, perhaps after a long flight or, as in the case of veteran NBC News reporter David Bloom, after sitting in a cramped military tank for several...

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Childhood cancer investigator lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ grant

Jul. 12, 2012—Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer.

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Groomes named Stallworth interim medical director

Jul. 12, 2012—Thomas Groomes, M.D., has been named interim medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety

Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.

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VU leading international trial of new stroke therapy

Jul. 12, 2012—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international clinical trial to examine the functional benefits of a combined therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke.

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Hickson to chair board of patient safety foundation

Jul. 12, 2012—Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named chairman of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Board of Directors as well as chairman of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.

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Photo: Living well through cancer

Jul. 12, 2012—Olympic gold medal skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual cancer survivors day event held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Nearly 600 people attended “Going for the Gold: Living Well through Cancer,” which featured activities for cancer patients, survivors, friends and families. (photo by Debra...

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Photo: Lifting Lives

Jul. 12, 2012—Country music artist Luke Bryan visits with participants of the recent ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education. (courtesy ACM/Getty Images)...

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Photo: Preds Prospect Day

Jul. 12, 2012—As part of the Nashville Predators’ “Prospect Day in the Community,” new members of the team, as well as draftees and other potential prospects, dropped by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to visit with patients and families.  Players Michael Latta, left, Daniel Bang and Juuso Puustinen sign an autograph for patient...

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