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New endowed chair holders recognized

Dec. 20, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements last week during a celebration at the Student Life Center. “An endowed chair is the highest academic honor that a university can bestow on its faculty,” said University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Ph.D. “It’s really...

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VU emergency notification system updated, expanded

Dec. 20, 2012—AlertVU, Vanderbilt’s emergency notification system, is being expanded to include all members of the Vanderbilt community and is being strengthened by a new, more robust operating system. AlertVU will be tested Jan. 2, 2013, and again on Jan. 15. The test messages will provide instructions on how users can customize their notification preferences. “Our new...

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Discovering Südhof

Dec. 20, 2012—Stanford neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, M.D., discusses the physiology and pathology of neurotransmitter release during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture. To view the lecture, go to www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries. (Photo by Joe Howell)

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Cardiovascular Medicine chief Sawyer stepping down

Dec. 20, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa M. Jacobson Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will step down as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective April 1, 2013. Sawyer will continue to pursue his clinical, teaching and research endeavors at VHVI....

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Season’s greetings

Dec. 20, 2012—Lily Faught gets a helping hand from Santa Claus during his recent visit with patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. (Photo by Steve Green)

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Study examines ACA’s impact on uncompensated care

Dec. 20, 2012—The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care, according to a study by John Graves, Ph.D., a Vanderbilt policy expert in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Graves used financial data from U.S. hospitals and insurance data in each state...

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Cancer markers from archived tissue

Dec. 20, 2012—Archived tissue samples are yielding new disease biomarkers.

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How to avoid family stress over the holidays

Dec. 19, 2012—Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be, says Keith G. Meador, professor of psychiatry and preventive medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt. There are ways of managing expectations to make the time together better for everyone. “Holidays bring...

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Study finds obesity increases time in OR for lung surgery

Dec. 13, 2012—A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that obese patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer spent more time in the operating room, adding to the nation’s health care bill.

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Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

Dec. 13, 2012—A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

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Hood takes role as associate chief medical officer for VMG

Dec. 13, 2012—Cardiologist Rob Hood, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine and assistant chief medical officer for the clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, has been named associate chief medical officer for Vanderbilt Medical Group.

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Flu shot key to keeping yourself, your family, your patients safe

Dec. 13, 2012—As the number of influenza cases increases throughout Middle Tennessee, the Department of Infection Control and Prevention and the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) are urging all faculty and staff to get an influenza vaccination.

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