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Reporter Aug 24 2012

Targeting new pathways to ease pain

Aug. 30, 2012—The spinal cord’s neuropeptide Y signaling pathway may be a good target for new pain therapeutics.

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Carell remembered as champion of Vanderbilt

Aug. 29, 2012—Ann Scott Carell died after a short illness on Aug. 20, in Nashville, surrounded by her family. She and her husband of 52 years, the late Monroe Carell Jr., the former CEO of Central Parking Corp., were longtime philanthropic leaders throughout Nashville. The Carell’s philanthropy at Vanderbilt supported many important efforts including endowed scholarships for...

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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Bogota stint gives oral surgery resident glimpse of global need

Aug. 23, 2012—While Benjamin Foley, D.D.S., was on a two-week surgical rotation in Bogota, Colombia, the impact of limited access to health care was as clear as the fused jaw of a 6-year-old child.

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State of Medical Center Address Set for Sept. 18

Aug. 23, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will deliver the 2012 State of the Medical Center Address at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Langford Auditorium. Nationwide challenges and new directions impacting all VUMC staff and faculty will be discussed. The address will also be available...

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Collins to direct VUSN’s Nurse-Midwifery program

Aug. 23, 2012—Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, has been named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program.

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Belmont, VU create Physical Therapy residency

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is joining with the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University to initiate a Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency.

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Gregory joins CDC brain injury panel

Aug. 23, 2012—Andrew Gregory, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, will play a key role in improving the clinical care of youth with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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School of Medicine student lands AMA Foundation award

Aug. 23, 2012—Nicholas Giacalone, a fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, has received a Physicians of Tomorrow award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation.

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VEI clinic seeks to meet low-vision needs of area children

Aug. 23, 2012—Nearly 50 patients will come to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute this weekend to take part in a special clinic for school-age children with low-vision needs. PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) provides clinical low-vision evaluations, prescribed optical devices, instruction and follow-up as well as technical assistance for eligible youth ages 3-21 in Tennessee. The...

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Peterman takes post in Buffalo

Aug. 23, 2012—Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed vice president and chief nursing officer of Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo — the hospital where she was born.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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