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Reporter June 6 2014

VU investigators confirm bromine’s critical role in tissue development

Jun. 5, 2014—Twenty-seven chemical elements are considered to be essential for human life. Now there is a 28th — bromine.

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Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center debut new Cool Springs Walk-In Clinic

Jun. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center opened a new Walk-In Clinic in Cool Springs on Wednesday, June 4. The new clinic joins two other Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinics already open in Franklin and Spring Hill.

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Shaw named head of Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Jun. 5, 2014—Andrew Shaw, M.B. B.S., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

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Hamm to deliver Discovery Lecture June 12

Jun. 5, 2014—Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., the Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Professor of Cardiovascular Research and an internationally known expert on G protein-mediated signaling, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, June 12.

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VUMC’s Perri honored by American Liver Foundation

Jun. 5, 2014—Roman Perri, M.D., medical director of the Liver Transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named the Tennessee Hepatologist of the Year by the American Liver Foundation (ALF).

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Human Relations Award recognizes Boehm’s advocacy efforts

Jun. 5, 2014—Frank Boehm, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was honored with a 2014 Human Relations Award during the recent 43rd Annual Human Relations Award Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

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Love inducted as fellow in the National Academies of Practice

Jun. 5, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Family) Program, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice.

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Updates to Medical Center flexPTO program announced

Jun. 4, 2014—As recently announced, in July 2014, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will make two adjustments to its flexPTO program.

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Nursing student to appear on “Jeopardy” this week

Jun. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing student Molly Anne Lalonde will be a contestant on “Jeopardy” starting June 5.

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Vanderbilt study supports notion ‘You are what you eat’

Jun. 2, 2014—An international research group led by Vanderbilt University scientists has shown for the first time that a lipid, or fat molecule, can regulate “psychostimulant” behaviors by interacting with a brain protein.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

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.

Hope

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.

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