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Reporter June 15 2018

Rothman named to new role of Medical Director for VUMC Revenue Cycle

Jun. 14, 2018—Brian Rothman, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, and medical director for Perioperative Informatics, has been named to the newly created position of Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Revenue Cycle.

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Grant bolsters Hiremath’s research on esophageal disorder

Jun. 14, 2018—Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, has received a Junior Faculty Development Grant from the American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Education.

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New My Health at Vanderbilt feature allows users to join waitlist for earlier appointments

Jun. 14, 2018—My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), the online portal that allows Vanderbilt Health patients to message their providers, check lab results and pay bills, among other functions, has debuted a feature, called Fast Pass, that allows users who have an appointment with a VUMC provider to join a waitlist for an earlier appointment if one becomes available.

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Opioid epidemic focus of June 27 Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum

Jun. 14, 2018—“America’s Opioid Epidemic” is the theme of the 27th annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Telethon rings up crucial support for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 14, 2018—The 35th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon was held on Sunday, June 3, at Seacrest Studios in partnership with WTVF NewsChannel 5.

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VUMC joins research network to fight atrial fibrillation

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a six-member research network to advance treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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State of the Department of Medicine address reviews achievement, challenges

Jun. 14, 2018—Nancy Brown, M.D., Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, delivered a mixture of accolades and challenges to the dozens of faculty members, residents and fellows who attended her annual State of the Department address last week in Langford Auditorium.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Jun. 14, 2018—Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

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Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Jun. 14, 2018—A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stresses child heatstroke danger this summer

Jun. 13, 2018—With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stress the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles.

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Jagasia to succeed Neuss as VICC Chief Medical Officer

Jun. 12, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) through years of growth in patient volumes and enhanced care options, Michael Neuss, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the VICC Clinical Enterprise, is retiring as CMO. Neuss will be succeeded by Madan Jagasia, MBBS, MSCI, MMHC, who has been named to the George and Beverley Rawlings Directorship and is section chief, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant and director of the Outpatient Stem Cell Clinic.

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$8.1 million grant funds new center to research highly aggressive form of lung cancer

Jun. 8, 2018—A five-year National Cancer Institute grant will fund an interdisciplinary research center for the study of small cell lung cancer, a highly aggressive, incurable form of the disease.

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