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Author: Matt Batcheldor

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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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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Round Wing unit lauded for infection control efforts

Aug. 31, 2017—The General Medicine unit on the third floor of the Round Wing of Medical Center North is celebrating more than four years without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

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Patient Flow Nurses help increase efficiency of discharge process

Aug. 3, 2017—Patient Flow Nurses (PFNs) are passionate about their role — helping expedite the discharge of patients to decrease length of stay, reduce readmissions and open beds for other patients.

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Harris honored for support of employees’ military service

Jul. 27, 2017—Kaye Harris, MSN, R.N., manager of Supplemental Staffing Programs, has received a Patriotic Employer Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a program of the Department of Defense.

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Hospitals and clinics receive third Magnet designation

Jul. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the organization announced in a conference call on July 20.

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New clinic focuses on patients with rare ear malformations

Jun. 8, 2017—Having a child born without an external ear or ear canal can be a scary and confusing experience for parents, and finding medical care for the rare condition has meant having to travel to several distant medical centers for treatment options.

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Address highlights VUMC Nursing’s achievements

May. 25, 2017—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., revisited the successes of Vanderbilt Nursing over the last year and looked to the future in her 2017 State of Nursing address on May 25 in Light Hall.

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Eavey honored by Saint Joseph’s University

May. 18, 2017—Ron Eavey, M.D., Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, received the 2017 Edward C. Bradley S.J., M.D., Medical Alumni Award from the Saint Joseph’s University Medical Alumni Chapter at its annual awards event on its Philadelphia campus on April 23.

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Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

May. 11, 2017—If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from psychology to sociology to anthropology.

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Appraisers’ visit is final step of VUMC Nursing’s third Magnet Designation

Apr. 27, 2017—Four appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center are visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week as the final step toward the Medical Center earning a third Magnet Designation.

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Article explores nursing professionalism system

Apr. 13, 2017—Nurses have an essential role in supporting a professional work environment, and to do so, they must build a system that promotes it. That is the message from Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., in a newly-published article in the April issue of American Nurse Today magazine.

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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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