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Reporter March 11 2016

Steps to allergy relief as tree pollen season begins

Mar. 11, 2016—Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.

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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint to open new clinics in Franklin, Brentwood

Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint in Williamson County with two new locations — Franklin and Brentwood — to offer patients greater convenience.

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Sweatt named chair of Department of Pharmacology

Mar. 10, 2016—J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology.

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Brain Blast

Mar. 10, 2016—Brain Blast, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted about 325 children and 300 adults to a variety of free, hands-on activities directed by 50 volunteers, including Vanderbilt graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members.

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IOM study calls for better evidence for biomarker tests

Mar. 10, 2016—Biomarker tests that help determine which patients may benefit from molecularly targeted therapies need better evidence and oversight to improve their effectiveness and availability, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Pioneering diabetes researcher Park celebrates 100th birthday

Mar. 10, 2016—Pioneering Vanderbilt diabetes researcher Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D., celebrated his 100th birthday on March 2 at the Heritage of Brentwood with his wife of more than 70 years, Jane Park, Ph.D., professor emerita of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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Social Worker of the Year

Mar. 10, 2016—Jenna Brent, LMSW, proudly displays her award after being named the Carolyn Edwards Social Worker of the Year during a luncheon held last week by VUMC’s Department of Social Work.

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Slovis, Wrenn lauded by American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Mar. 10, 2016—The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recently recognized Corey Slovis, M.D., and Keith Wrenn, M.D., for their service and excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine.

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VUSM students’ education proposal lands AMA prize

Mar. 10, 2016—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) students were awarded the prize for the best proposal on how to transform medical education during the American Medical Association (AMA) Spring 2016 Consortium Meeting this week.

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American Academy of Audiology honors Tharpe, Grantham

Mar. 10, 2016—Two faculty members of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center are receiving awards from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) this year, representing two of eight total recipients nationwide.

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Dmochowski receives lifetime achievement award from SUFU

Mar. 10, 2016—The Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), the premier specialty society for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is awarding Vanderbilt’s Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with its SUFU Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Voice Center’s Garrett found life’s work in helping patients

Mar. 10, 2016—Gaelyn Garrett, M.D., wasn’t a country music fan when she was growing up. When she came to Music City 22 years ago for a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she was planning to stay for only a year, and then find a job in her native North Carolina.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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