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Reporter July 31 2015

Joint Commission survey highlights VUMC’s strengths

Jul. 30, 2015—Thirteen surveyors from The Joint Commission (TJC), the independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week for an unannounced survey.

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Study sheds light on human gut’s ‘pacemaker’ cells

Jul. 30, 2015—The gut has its own built-in pacemakers, populations of specialized cells that control smooth muscle contraction in the stomach, small intestine and colon.

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Dill named VUMC entertainment industry liaison

Jul. 30, 2015—Stuart Dill, a 30-year veteran as an artist manager on Nashville’s Music Row, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s liaison with the entertainment industry, effective Aug. 4.

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Brown to head cancer registry for Y-90 tumor treatments

Jul. 30, 2015—Dan Brown, M.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, will spearhead a national Vanderbilt-led research registry that tracks cancer patients whose tumors are treated with Yttrium-90 (Y-90), a radioactive isotope.

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Worldwide Cancer Research lauds Macara’s contributions

Jul. 30, 2015—Ian Macara, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, recently returned from Scotland, where he received this year’s Colin Thomson Memorial Medal for his contributions to cancer research.

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Study sheds light on crucial DNA binding protein

Jul. 30, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have established the molecular basis for the function of Replication Protein A (RPA), a DNA binding protein that is a crucial “scaffold” for genome replication, response to damage and repair.

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners honors VUSN’s Jones

Jul. 30, 2015—Pam Jones, DNP, MSN, R.N., senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), has been recognized as the top representative of advanced practice nursing in Tennessee.

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Photo: Flash dance

Jul. 30, 2015—A flash mob broke out in dance last week at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt to host conference of leading music cognition researchers

Jul. 30, 2015—Hundreds of the world’s leading music cognition researchers are coming to Nashville from Saturday, Aug. 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 5, as Vanderbilt plays host to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

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Educational journey begins for new medical students

Jul. 30, 2015—For the 91 members of the 140th class at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the first day of medical school began on July 15.

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Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

Jul. 30, 2015—In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special.

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VUSN video workshop helps teens cope with type 1 diabetes

Jul. 30, 2015—A group of adolescents gathered at the downtown Nashville Public Library last week for a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop to learn how to write, edit and produce a video about managing their type 1 diabetes.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

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.

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