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Event offers smokers free quitting lessons, screening information

Feb. 21, 2013—Smokers who want assistance to help them kick the habit are invited to a free counseling session with a “quit-smoking” adviser, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, first floor conference room.

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Churchwell named to lead new cardiovascular fellows society

Feb. 21, 2013—André Churchwell, M.D., associate dean of Diversity and associate professor of Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, was named the first president of a newly formed cardiovascular fellows society by his alma mater, Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his graduate medical education.

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Dress in Blue Day to raise colon cancer awareness

Feb. 21, 2013—“Nashville Elvis” will be in the building at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, Friday, March 1, to celebrate colon cancer awareness.

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Child-designed art sought for next Holiday Project

Feb. 21, 2013—The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Holiday Project saw another banner year, raising $75,000 in 2012 for the hospital.

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VU experts help craft AMA paper on safe transitions for patients

Feb. 21, 2013—“There and Home Again, Safely: 5 Responsibilities of Ambulatory Practices in High Quality Care Transitions,” a new white paper from the American Medical Association (AMA), is the work of a 19-member expert panel that included two Vanderbilt faculty members — Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine, and Amanda Salanitro M.D., MS, MSPH, instructor in Medicine, both from the section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health.

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Photo: Heart Institute Town Hall

Feb. 21, 2013—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, addressed his colleagues on Valentine’s Day at the quarterly Town Hall. Patient visits to Vanderbilt Heart’s main campus clinic are projected to be on budget for the fiscal year at 130,000, he reported.

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Study finds Vanderbilt generated $8.6 billion economic impact on Tennessee

Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt University had an $8.6 billion impact on the Tennessee state economy during fiscal year 2011-12, according to an independent economic analysis released today.

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Antibacterial protein’s molecular workings revealed

Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators report new insights to the workings of calprotectin, an immune system protein that “starves” bacterial pathogens of the metal nutrients they require.

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Classes help hone parents’ resuscitation skills, confidence

Feb. 21, 2013—It’s a skill few parents ever think they’ll have to use, but it can be an invaluable, life-saving tool — cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mostly commonly known as CPR.

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Hand hygiene efforts helping to cut infection rates

Feb. 21, 2013—Dramatic reductions in infection rates throughout Vanderbilt’s inpatient care units are strongly associated with gains in hand hygiene compliance, according to Chief Hospital Epidemiol-ogist Tom Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Preventive Medicine.

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Last Days of Winter Can be Hard on Eyes; Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist Offers Care Tips

Feb. 20, 2013—Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes—trouble that is largely avoidable, says a Vanderbilt Eye Institute ophthalmologist.

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Factor CITED in pediatric liver cancer

Feb. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers report that they have found a factor involved in the persistence of embryonic cells implicated in childhood liver cancer.

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