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Reporter Sept 11 2015

Grants spur effort to add genetic data to EMR

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received two major federal grants — totaling $7.6 million over four years — to support groundbreaking research aimed at making genetic information a routine part of patients’ electronic medical records.

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Diabetes trial targets body’s ability to produce insulin

Sep. 10, 2015—Kiersten Eaddy had long looked forward to her high school graduation day and joining her classmates to celebrate the accomplishment.

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Initiative seeks to bolster ‘rediscovery research’

Sep. 10, 2015—The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) is partnering with a public charity, Cures Within Reach, to encourage “rediscovery research,” the “repurposing” of already approved medical treatments to other conditions or diseases for which there are no “universally” effective therapies.

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Beckman to direct newly formed Section of Vascular Medicine

Sep. 10, 2015—Joshua Beckman, M.D., MSc., previously a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s newly formed Section of Vascular Medicine within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

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Gifford, Bell land development awards in aging research

Sep. 10, 2015—Two faculty members of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center are among a handful of 2015 scholars for the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program.

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Providers, clinics lauded for patient satisfaction efforts

Sep. 10, 2015—Three areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center won Top Performer Awards in the 2015 Excellence in Healthcare Award, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC), Vanderbilt’s patient satisfaction surveyor until recently.

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Urbano recalled for dedicated leadership, commitment

Sep. 10, 2015—Terri (Mary Theresa) Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, clinical professor of Pediatrics, emerita, died on Aug. 27.

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Ebola symposium to feature Nigerian physicians

Sep. 10, 2015—Three Nigerian physicians who survived Ebola virus disease in July 2014 after coming in direct contact with an Ebola-infected patient will speak at Vanderbilt University Medical Center next Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Medical informatics group elects Lehmann

Sep. 10, 2015—Christoph Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected president-elect of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

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Career conference offers insights to grad students

Sep. 10, 2015—Choosing a career is like grading a diamond; you must consider your shortcomings, desires and values as well as your strengths, a biopharmaceutical company executive advised graduate students recently during a recent career conference at Vanderbilt University.

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‘Simple Beginnings’ ceremony welcomes doctoral students

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University welcomed 97 new doctoral students on Sept. 4 during the sixth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers.

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Embracing challenges helps drive Orthopaedics’ Weikert

Sep. 10, 2015—Before Douglas Weikert, M.D., came to Vanderbilt, he followed Larry Bird down a basketball court in French Lick, Indiana, where the NBA legend was five grades ahead of him in school.

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