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Reporter June 20 2014

Telethon raises over $2 million for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 19, 2014—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised more than $2 million on June 1. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Every spring, WTVF-NewsChannel 5 partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to highlight inspiring stories from patients and families at Children’s Hospital. The telethon...

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Hamm’s lasting impact commended at Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jun. 19, 2014—In their introductions of Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., prior to her Flexner Discovery Lecture last week, Susan Wente, Ph.D., and P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., recounted how early encounters with her influenced their careers. For Wente, associate vice chancellor for Research, senior associate dean of Biomedical Science and soon-to-be University Provost, it was a lecture that Hamm...

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Teleneurology services at Williamson Medical Center see success

Jun. 19, 2014—A new telemedicine partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Williamson Medical Center (WMC) is allowing more patients with acute neurological conditions to stay in their community. Eight VUMC neurologists are on call 24 hours a day to provide remote consultations for patients at WMC with urgent neurological conditions, such as stroke, seizure or...

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HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients may receive lower radiation dose

Jun. 19, 2014—A new study suggests that lowering the dose of radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients may improve outcomes and cause fewer long-term side effects.

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Vanderbilt’s Continuing Medical Education efforts lauded

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) has received an Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The designation is awarded to providers of continuing medical education that demonstrate compliance in all accreditation criteria and policies, with particular emphasis on becoming engaged in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. “This...

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Vanderbilt recognized again for cancer prevention activities

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt continues to win recognition for its commitment to helping employees stay healthy, including support for activities that may protect against cancer. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2014. In 2001, former President George H.W. Bush asked a...

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Caprioli honored for mass spectrometry contributions

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., has received the 2014 Award for a Distinguished Contribution to Mass Spectrometry from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). Caprioli, the Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry and director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center at Vanderbilt, was honored for development of Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization...

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Ehrenfeld elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA). Ehrenfeld will serve as the Board of Trustees young physician representative. He is the speaker of the Massachusetts Medical Society, a member of the AMA Young Physicians Section...

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Malow, Wilkins enter leadership program

Jun. 19, 2014—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, have been selected into the 2014-2015 class of Fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen Leadership in Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The national leadership program announced recently that...

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance awards grants to support community engagement in celebration of its 15-year anniversary

Jun. 19, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is awarding grants to support activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

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York named Medical Scientist Training Program associate director

Jun. 19, 2014—  Sally York, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, has been appointed associate director of the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The goal of the MSTP is to train leaders in biomedical research and human medicine while earning both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. In her role as...

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Photo: Vanderbilt Heart Town Hall

Jun. 19, 2014—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, spoke at last week’s Town Hall, a quarterly gathering of Vanderbilt Heart faculty and staff. Churchwell announced that Vanderbilt Heart – Shelbyville has moved into new office space and that a new outreach clinic has opened in Collinwood, Tennessee....

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