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Reporter Aug 2 2013

E2E update: VUMC operational efficiency effort making strides

Aug. 1, 2013—Evolve to Excel (E2E), a comprehensive initiative designed to strengthen operational practices throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure long-term success of the organization, is moving ahead.

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VUSM’s new curriculum gains technological support

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has created a new office to manage the technical support necessary to make the dramatic shift in educational techniques under Curriculum 2.0.

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Cognitive complaints, Alzheimer’s risk studied

Aug. 1, 2013—A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia within three years.

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Study explores race differences of lung cancer risk

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt research scientist Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., MPH, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Academic Career Award to investigate some of the genetic secrets behind a greater risk of lung cancer among African-Americans compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

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Murley to oversee VUSN’s educational informatics

Aug. 1, 2013—Jerry Murley, M.Ed., was recently named assistant dean for Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN.

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Grant to support team-based compassionate care training

Aug. 1, 2013—The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) has received a $183,000 Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) grant to support team-based training called "Coaching for Compassionate Care: Developing a new model for health professions education.”

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Stallworth Rehab Hospital names medical director

Aug. 1, 2013—Jeffery Johns, M.D., has been named medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, effective Aug. 12. He has also been appointed associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Predators help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 1, 2013—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $131,000 donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of the organization’s continued commitment to support cancer research.

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‘Undy’ event to raise colon cancer funds, awareness

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt will add a new race event, the 2013 Nashville Undy 5000, to the list of affiliated events for the upcoming fall season.

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Case study explores stroke, meningitis link

Aug. 1, 2013—A case series by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center examines three patients transferred here with ischemic stroke who later received a diagnosis of fungal meningitis attributed to tainted injections for low back pain, part of a multi-state outbreak.

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VUMC again recognized for health care equality efforts

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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New hours for Eskind Biomedical Library

Aug. 1, 2013—Eskind Biomedical Library has announced new hours effective Monday, August 5.

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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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