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New VUSN students eager to expand educational horizons

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is welcoming its largest class ever — 458 students who are pursuing either a master’s in the science of nursing, Doctor of Nurse Practice or Ph.D. in Nursing Science degree.

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VU, Lipscomb partner on dual degree program

Aug. 23, 2012—A new cooperative program between Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy is focusing on the next generation of pharmaceutical researchers. By offering a pathway for students to earn both Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the program aims to boost the number of pharmacy-trained research scientists.

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Multiple procedures, devices help heart patient pull through

Aug. 23, 2012—After Stacey Browning, R.N., a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit charge nurse, got a report on a heart attack patient who was being transported to her unit from an outside hospital, her immediate thought was, “They are sending us a patient we are not going to be able to recover.”

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Events honor early patients of novel Parkinson’s study

Aug. 23, 2012—Pioneers of Parkinson’s disease research are gathering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center today to celebrate the end of a study that was an important first step in the quest to find a way to slow the progression of the degenerative movement disorder.

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Gene linked to familial prostate cancer

Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.

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Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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Summitt, McGrane take new Burn Center roles

Aug. 16, 2012—Improved care for burn patients through collaboration and shared resources is the goal behind new roles announced at the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the country’s largest Level 1 centers.

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Ph.D., M.D. students team up in bench-to-bedside program

Aug. 16, 2012—This summer, the Program in Developmental Biology introduced a new format to its annual Boot Camp class.

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VICC debuts outpatient cancer clinic in Springfield

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

Aug. 16, 2012—The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday.

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Civil Rights icons explore nature of moral leadership

Aug. 16, 2012—The Rev. James E. Lawson Jr. and John Seigenthaler, two legends of the Civil Rights era who viewed non-violent demonstrations in Nashville from very different seats in the 1960s, sat side-by-side Tuesday at a packed lunchtime conversation in Light Hall about the essentials of developing moral leadership.

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Hill named to health care disparity effort

Aug. 16, 2012—George C. Hill, Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, has been asked to become an inaugural member of a national group of scholars that will work to address health disparities through research and mentoring.

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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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