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Reporter Sept 2 2016

Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

Sep. 2, 2016—Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

Sep. 1, 2016—The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

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Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

Sep. 1, 2016—William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell Development and Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs).

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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Lecture to focus on diversity in medical education

Sep. 1, 2016—The importance of diversity and inclusion to medical and graduate education and research will be discussed on Sept. 8 during the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Trial to test whether DBS slows Parkinson’s progression

Sep. 1, 2016—A consortium led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers has received funding as it makes plans for a multicenter trial that could determine whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in early-stage patients.

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Camp Hope

Sep. 1, 2016—More than 30 former patients of the Vanderbilt Burn Center gathered at the Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee, recently for Camp Hope, a free annual event for pediatric burn survivors ages 6 to 16.

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New simulation tool helps sharpen heart surgery skills

Sep. 1, 2016—Just as pilots and members of the military go through boot camp and simulation exercises early in their training so they are prepared to respond in real-life situations, first-year cardiothoracic fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently experienced their own specially designed boot camp centered around a new high-fidelity simulator that realistically re-recreates cardiac procedures so they are better prepared for the operating room.

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‘Audacious’ grant spurs research on retina regeneration

Sep. 1, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University have received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research to restore vision through regeneration of the retina.

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Diverse opportunities, degrees draw School of Nursing students

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science (MSN), Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. degree programs.

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Norton named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Aug. 30, 2016—Jameson Norton, MBA, the current CEO of North Tampa Behavioral Health, a facility in the Acadia Health system, has been named CEO of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). He will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Sept. 12.

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VUMC mourns loss of Nephrology’s Schulman

Aug. 30, 2016—Gerald Schulman, M.D., professor of Medicine, died Aug. 26. He was 65.

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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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