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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation adds new programs

Jul. 26, 2012—Officially established on April 1, Vanderbilt’s new Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has welcomed its first new faculty recruit and is establishing clinical and research programs.

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High school student speeds anti-obesity research at VU

Jul. 26, 2012—A California high school student helped accelerate an anti-obesity drug discovery program at Vanderbilt University this summer — and provided the proof-of-principle for a new technique that could save the lab an estimated $250,000 in the process.

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Study finds mutation in melanoma sensitive to drug

Jul. 26, 2012—An uncommon mutation of the BRAF gene in melanoma patients has been found to respond to a specific drug therapy, providing a rationale for routine screening and therapy in melanoma patients who harbor the BRAF L597 mutation.

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VUMC named among nation’s most tech-savvy

Jul. 26, 2012—For the eighth consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation's 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology.

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Six VUSN, VUSM students selected for global health effort

Jul. 26, 2012—Three students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program and three rising fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected as 2012 Frist Global Health Leaders.

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School of Medicine debuts new model for medical learning

Jul. 26, 2012—This summer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students began implementing a new, innovative, four-year education model called Curriculum 2.0.

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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Photo: Nurse Residency Program

Jul. 26, 2012—Tanya Prytvskach, BSN, R.N., left, gets an introduction to nurse wellness from Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., during Nurse Residency orientation. Vanderbilt’s Nurse Residency Program helps new nurses transition from nursing school to professional practice through hands-on clinical experience, interactive education sessions and the support and guidance of staff. The Summer 2012 cohort started this month...

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Photo: END technologists

Jul. 26, 2012—From left,  Amanda Worrell, Martha Sellers, Lauren Andal and Latina Woods celebrate their graduation from VUMC’s electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologist program. They are the first graduates of the 18-month allied health program, which trained them to record electroencephalograms (EEGs) and provided an introduction to other END technologies, including intraoperative neuromonitoring, nerve conduction studies, evoked potential studies,...

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Photo: Tickled Pink

Jul. 26, 2012—Members of the Music City Figure Skating Club recently presented a check to the staff of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. The club held a “Tickled Pink” fundraising event in honor of former coach Karen Gibbons, who died from breast cancer. The Breast Center will use the funds to buy gas cards for breast cancer patients...

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On the hunt for bladder cancer factors

Jul. 26, 2012—A protein linked to aggressive bladder cancers could point to new strategies for treatment or prevention.

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Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims

Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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