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Ess named to take reins of Division of Pediatric Neurology

Nov. 21, 2013—Kevin C. Ess, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology within the Department of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Photo: Senior Leader Walk

Nov. 7, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, right, and Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., were among those who took part in last week’s Senior Leader Walk on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Effort to prevent childhood obesity hits halfway point

Oct. 31, 2013—A joint effort between Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to prevent childhood obesity and enhance literacy promotion for preschoolers has reached an important milestone — the halfway mark.

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British Medical Association honors iconic anatomy text

Oct. 17, 2013—The British Medical Association (BMA) recently honored the 13th edition of “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy” with its Illustrated Book Award for 2013.

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VUMC named among ‘most-wired’ U.S. hospitals

Jul. 25, 2013—For the ninth consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation's 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jul. 18, 2013—Dear Colleagues, Openness and transparency are key elements of our culture. My goal in these regular, system-wide communications is to provide you with facts. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has never been stronger. Over the last few years, and even in recent months, our local and national reputation has grown significantly in all three of our...

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U.S. News again ranks VUMC among nation’s elite

Jul. 16, 2013—U.S. News and World Report’s newly released Best Hospitals edition again places Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the best in the nation, and shows that VUMC’s specialty programs continue to grow in national prominence.

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Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion

May. 24, 2013—Steve Wolff, M.D., left, was honored at the VICC Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion for his leadership in the development of the Vanderbilt Stem Cell Transplant Program in the early 1980s. John Greer, M.D., presented Wolff, a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, with a signed bat from the Yankees. Wolff is now a...

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Blackburn presented ophthalmology Visionary Award

May. 2, 2013—Paul Sternberg, M.D., George Weeks Hale Professor of Ophthalmology, chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, presented U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2013 Visionary Award. The Visionary Award was created to recognize Members of Congress who make a significant contribution to ophthalmology.   Members...

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VUMC named among nation’s top 100 hospitals

Apr. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Photo: Heart Institute Town Hall

Feb. 21, 2013—Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, addressed his colleagues on Valentine’s Day at the quarterly Town Hall. Patient visits to Vanderbilt Heart’s main campus clinic are projected to be on budget for the fiscal year at 130,000, he reported.

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Photo: Distinguished visitor

Feb. 14, 2013—The Clinic at Mercury Courts staff recently welcomed Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell, right, for a tour of the new facility, a comprehensive clinic that provides care to the homeless and transient populations in Nashville. Here,  Aaron Scott greets Harwell and VUSN’s Bonnie Pilon, DSN, R.N. Lipscomb University’s Chad Gentry, Pharm.D.,...

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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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