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Reporter May 27 2016

Shack to step down as chair of Plastic Surgery

May. 26, 2016—Bruce Shack, M.D., has announced plans to step down, effective July 1, as chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and he will remain on the faculty as a professor of Plastic Surgery.

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Study links hyperglycemia in pediatric stroke patients to poor outcomes

May. 26, 2016—Childhood stroke patients with hyperglycemia may be more at risk for disability, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study that sought to determine if vital sign measurements and blood glucose levels could be associated with poor neurological outcomes.

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Wound healing society honors VUMC’s Davidson

May. 26, 2016—Jeff Davidson, Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was honored last month at the joint 27th annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society meeting in Atlanta for “outstanding lifetime achievement in wound healing.”

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Wanna named editor of prominent otolaryngology journal

May. 26, 2016—George Wanna, M.D., associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named editor-in-chief of the journal Otolaryngology Case Reports, joining other colleagues at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center who edit journals.

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Davies lands Pharmacology teaching award

May. 26, 2016—Sean Davies, Ph.D., associate professor of Pharmacology, was recognized as Pharmacology “Teacher of the Year” during the 25th Annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall.

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Family’s diabetes experiences propel Tour de Cure participation

May. 26, 2016—When the Mullis family straps on their helmets on June 11 to ride in the local Tour de Cure, one of a series of cycling events held nationally to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), they will remember a day seven years ago that motivated their annual participation in the event.

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Study finds family history may play role in young athletes’ recovery from concussion

May. 26, 2016—Young athletes who experience a sports-related concussion are more likely to suffer a prolonged period of symptoms if they also have a family history of mood disorders, psychiatric illnesses or migraines, according to a study from the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

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Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

May. 26, 2016—The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those differences is the hallmark of precision medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the leaders of this new approach to diagnosis and treatment.

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Distinguished visitors

May. 25, 2016—In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives toured Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult emergency department, trauma center and helipad.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of pediatrics icon Wadlington

May. 25, 2016—William B. Wadlington, M.D., a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1952 and former member of the Board of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, died May 18. He was 89.

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NIH awards $11.6 million grant to Vanderbilt, Miami and Meharry for new center to study precision medicine and health disparities

May. 25, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos.

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Vanderbilt expert addresses Zika-related concerns for women who are, or want to become, pregnant

May. 24, 2016—With summer time approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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