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Reporter Sept 8 2017

Vanderbilt LifeFlight assisting in Hurricane Irma response

Sep. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is offering ground and air medical assistance for patients impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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VICC launches creative writing class focused on cancer journey

Sep. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is offering an expressive writing course for cancer patients and others who have been affected by the disease. This year’s “Express Yourself: Fall Creative Writing Series” is provided to anyone interested in learning about expressive writing, and participants will have the opportunity to create original writing in a safe, supportive environment.

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Lance joins VUMC as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions

Sep. 7, 2017—Fletcher Lance, MBA, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions.

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Labor and Delivery unit set for major renovation

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health recently announced plans for a $6 million renovation of its Labor and Delivery suites and postpartum rooms.

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Palmucci named CEO of Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Sep. 7, 2017—Jeffrey Palmucci, who has served as the interim Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital since April, has been named the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 18.

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New online publication for VUMC community debuts

Sep. 7, 2017—VUMC Voice, a new online publication dedicated to news and features about members of the Medical Center community, is now live at http://voice.vu-mc.org/.

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Study reveals how brain processes spatial hearing information

Sep. 7, 2017—Scientists have known that the brain detects where sound comes from based on a couple of major cues — when the sound hits each ear (interaural time difference) and what the sound level is when it does (interaural level difference.) Less is known, however, about where and how that spatial hearing information is processed in the brain.

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Community key to gender identity research effort

Sep. 7, 2017—One of the key elements of the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, an innovative effort to improve health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex patients, is community engagement.

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APRN Emergency Medicine Fellowship created

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is starting an Advanced Practice Emergency Medicine Fellowship, one of the first programs in the country exclusively for nurse practitioners specializing in emergency care.

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Combination therapy PrEP offers effective way to prevent HIV infection

Sep. 7, 2017—Rates of new HIV infections in the United States are declining — except among men who have sex with men. Rates are particularly high among African-American and Hispanic men and especially in the South.

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Penson named to editorial post of major cancer journal

Sep. 7, 2017—David Penson, M.D., MPH, Paul V. Hamilton, M.D., and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology and chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery, has been named an associate editor for The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI).

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eStar training occurring in stages ahead of Go Live

Sep. 7, 2017—The EpicLeap project recently reached an important milestone, with the official start of end user training having begun on Aug. 21. While in-class training sessions provide colleagues with their first glimpse into Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) customized system (eStar) and familiarize them with the new functionality, it is important to remember that live classroom sessions are only one small aspect of a holistic training approach.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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