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Time was critical for new mother’s heart surgery

Aug. 9, 2012—Two weeks after giving birth to her second child on July 10, 31-year-old Samantha Neal began to experience chest pain. Initially diagnosed with a gall bladder issue in her local ER, her true diagnosis would prove much more serious and potentially life-threatening.

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Armstrong named fellow of American Chemical Society

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University's Richard Armstrong, Ph.D., has been named to the fourth class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.”

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Undergrads shine at Summer Science Academy

Aug. 9, 2012—Since the Academy was established in 2002, more than 650 undergraduates have participated in the summer research program. About 10 percent have pursued graduate and/or medical studies at Vanderbilt.

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Buerhaus named to Institute of Medicine’s GME committee

Aug. 9, 2012—Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., has been named to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.

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Record number receive Nursing professional pins

Aug. 9, 2012—The largest group of students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's history received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony held Sunday at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

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Study links rare genetic marker to brain cancer

Aug. 9, 2012—Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma.

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Team creates new view of body’s infection response

Aug. 9, 2012—A new 3-D view of the body’s response to infection — and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response — could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases.

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Young patient’s cancer battle inspires hometown

Aug. 9, 2012—Maryville, Tenn., tucked in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, has a population of just 27,000, but it seemed like every one of its residents rallied around 20-year-old Brently Mancini when he was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer.

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Photo: Making a splash

Aug. 9, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, emerges from the dunk tank that was set up on the Medical Center plaza last week to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Vanderbilt campus. (photo by Joe Howell)

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Upgrade bolsters ‘Wizard’s physician information

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians are now able to update more of their own provider information that is contained in the “Find a Doctor” portion of VanderbiltHealth.com. The information recently made accessible to providers includes specialty, education, board certification, title and post-graduate training. Doctors will be able to sign into the Communication Wizard system and...

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Lead shielding inspections available

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is offering free annual inspections of lead-lined aprons, vests, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves and vinyl-type mobile shielding every Thursday from Oct. 4 to Dec. 13, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Appointments should be made for this service by Sept. 10. These inspections are mandatory. The Tennessee...

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Photo: Birthday wishes

Aug. 9, 2012—Mildred Stahlman, M.D., greets longtime colleague Robert Cotton, M.D., after he spoke during her 90th birthday celebration July 31 at the University Club. A host of well-wishers greeted Stahlman, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1951 and who is credited with establishing the first newborn intensive care unit in the country to use monitored respiratory...

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