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Research, patient care drive Emergency Medicine’s Collins

Sep. 13, 2018—Sean Collins, MD, MSc, was no stranger to Vanderbilt University Medical Center when he was offered a faculty position in Emergency Medicine in 2011. A heart failure study that he was leading at the University of Cincinnati included faculty and patients from Vanderbilt.

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Emergency Medicine’s Wrenn leaves legacy of learning

Jul. 20, 2017—Keith Wrenn, M.D., who for 25 years has been a leader in Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine serving as its first and only residency director, is stepping down.

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Vanderbilt emergency medicine physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s celebration

Dec. 29, 2016—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring 100,000 revelers to downtown Nashville for this year’s “Music City Midnight” festivities, and there will be hundreds of thousands more at private parties and celebrations throughout the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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New course gives undergrads taste of patient care experience

Dec. 15, 2016—Many doctors and nurses recall their first patient interaction — a rite of passage that occurs during medical or nursing school training. Now an innovative program is pushing the patient encounter for a few Vanderbilt University students into the undergraduate years.

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VUMC lands NIH training grant in emergency care

Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a five-year, $2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Program.

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Uninsured heart attack patients more likely to be transferred to another facility: study

Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.

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Distinguished visitors

May. 25, 2016—In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives toured Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult emergency department, trauma center and helipad.

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Slovis, Wrenn lauded by American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Mar. 10, 2016—The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recently recognized Corey Slovis, M.D., and Keith Wrenn, M.D., for their service and excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine.

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Vanderbilt emergency physician offers tips for a safe New Year’s 2016 celebration

Dec. 29, 2015—New Year’s Eve is expected to bring tens of thousands of revelers to downtown Nashville for the Bash on Broadway, and there will be thousands more at private parties and celebrations all over the region. Corey Slovis, M.D., chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, knows that some of those revelers will end up in Vanderbilt’s...

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Hypertension-related visits to emergency rooms on rise in U.S.

Dec. 10, 2015—The number and percentage of patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension are on the rise across the United States, according to a Vanderbilt study published recently in The American Journal of Cardiology.

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VUMC physicians urge caution this week to avoid heat-related illnesses

Jul. 13, 2015—With temperatures holding steady in the upper 90s and even reaching 100 degrees this week, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are urging Middle Tennesseans to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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New center strengthens ties with area EMS personnel

Apr. 2, 2015—A newly established center will serve as a central repository of Vanderbilt resources for the region’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

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