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Reporter May 3 2013

Schulman receives top honor from Society for Pediatric Radiology

May. 2, 2019—Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Pediatrics, has received the 2019 Gold Medal from the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) for her career-long contributions to the care of children through pediatric imaging services.

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Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

May. 2, 2019—Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

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Mountain States Health Alliance, Vanderbilt announce strategic affiliation

May. 3, 2013—The leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced Friday that the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit MSHA, VUMC and the residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. “We are pleased to announce this mutual affiliation between Vanderbilt and MSHA,” said Dennis Vonderfecht, president...

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Five elected to Association of American Physicians

May. 2, 2013—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP), one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies. They are E. Wesley Ely, M.D., James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., Marie Griffin, M.D., MPH, Mark Magnuson, M.D., and Richard Peek, M.D. They were formally inducted April 27 with 59...

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SOM instructors recognized for serving the underserved

May. 2, 2013—A combination of highly rated clinical skills, a thirst for mentorship and a deep sense of respect for their patients are among the reasons listed in two recent recognitions for a pair of Vanderbilt physicians. Jule West, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine and her colleague, Morgan McDonald, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine and...

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Event highlights hope, heroism of organ donation

May. 2, 2013—The old adage about the third time being the charm proved to be true for one Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient. Chris Hatfield, 37, of Murfreesboro, had come pretty close to getting a liver transplant in 2010. Twice, as a matter of fact, but each time, the donor liver wasn’t suitable for transplantation. Diagnosed at...

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Vanderbilt launches health information software competition

May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt University announced today a $20,000 worldwide contest called the Health App Challenge, aimed to transform patient clinical summaries into easy to understand personalized health information.

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Nobel laureate describes decades-long pursuit of cholesterol regulation

May. 2, 2013—Cholesterol is a tricky molecule to keep in balance. It’s a building block for the cell membrane and is required for cell growth and survival. But too much cholesterol forms solid crystals that are toxic and deadly. In last week’s 2013 Earl W. Sutherland lecture, Nobel laureate Michael Brown, M.D., described his four-decade quest to...

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Huizinga to lead VMG Quality and Patient Safety

May. 2, 2013—Mimi Huizinga, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created role of medical director for Vanderbilt Medical Group Adult Quality and Patient Safety, reporting to VMG Chief Medical Officer Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D. “I’m very pleased to welcome Mimi to this new role. We look forward to her contributions as...

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Smith to lead Vanderbilt Network Services

May. 2, 2013—Janice Smith, R.N., M.Ed., has been appointed to the new role of chief administrative officer of Vanderbilt Network Services. VNS serves as an interface between core departments of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and off-campus clinics. VNS staff members have expertise in project management, information technology, procurement, medical records, telecommunications and related services. Providing startup and...

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Vanderbilt’s Ken Young earns top patient safety credential

May. 2, 2013—The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) is recognizing Vanderbilt’s Ken Young, MBA, as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Young, who works as a surgical technologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is one of only five to receive this designation in Tennessee and one of 205 CPPSs worldwide. The National Patient...

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Budding songwriters needed for Songs from the Heart Concert

May. 2, 2013—Cancer patients, family members and cancer health care workers all have a story to tell. Those who want to share their stories through music are invited to enroll in a songwriting workshop for the upcoming May 17 Songs from the Heart Concert. The annual songwriting workshop and concert is sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and...

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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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