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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Forbes to help lead kidney, pancreas transplant program

Jan. 31, 2019—Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Surgery, has been appointed associate chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation.

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Transplant Center reaches lung transplant milestone

Jan. 31, 2019—Alabama resident Andy Bolden spent much of the last five years on the couch, having difficulty doing something many people take for granted — breathing.

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Hypertension Center receives AHA certification

Jan. 24, 2019—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification, to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center debuts new mobile app

Jan. 17, 2019—Patients and providers now have instant access to Tennessee’s only full-service transplant center on their smartphones and mobile devices.

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Vanderbilt set new heart, overall transplant record in 2018

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center set a new record for total transplants among its five organ specialties in 2018 with more than 500 transplants.

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New monthly record achieved for transplants performed at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2018—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center transplanted 63 patients in October, setting a Medical Center record for the most ever in a month.

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Cirpili returns as CNO for Psychiatric Hospital

Dec. 20, 2018—Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, has returned as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) after nearly three years as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.

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VUMC Nursing Staff Bylaws highlight latest, best practices

Dec. 6, 2018—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center convened in Langford Auditorium recently for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.

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Benefits of smoking cessation take time: study

Nov. 15, 2018—People who quit smoking see their risk of cardiovascular disease immediately begin to drop, but it may take up to 16 years for their health to reach the level of someone who has never smoked, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Nov. 15, 2018—Sarah Rohde long had an interest in treating cancer, and her research during her undergraduate and medical school years at the University of Virginia underscored that. What she didn’t expect was to become a surgeon.

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Children’s Hospital PCICU lands AACN Bronze Level Beacon Award

Nov. 1, 2018—The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded the Bronze Level Beacon Award to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The award is given to nursing units that distinguish themselves by excellence and a commitment to improve patient care.

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Bacchetta to help expand pulmonary surgery program

Oct. 25, 2018—Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, has joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of a new respiratory institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that will be launched soon.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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