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Author: Doug Campbell

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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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Jan. 17, 2013—Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, discusses ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins during her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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2012 a year of milestones, accomplishments at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2012—Editor’s note — the following is a chronological roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012. Digestive disease research In January, the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center (VDDRC) was awarded a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant. The center, which includes 119 faculty investigators from 14 different...

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Year in Review 2012: Appointments bolster Medical Center programs

Dec. 20, 2012—Laura Beth Brown, R.N., president of Vanderbilt Home Care, was named vice president for Vanderbilt Health Services. While continuing to serve as president for Vanderbilt Home Care, Brown will provide operational oversight for Vanderbilt Health Services (VHS) and its subsidiary entities. Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, was named program director for the School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery...

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Year in Review 2012: VUMC recognized in multiple national rankings

Dec. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center once again placed highly in several of the rankings conducted throughout the year by U.S. News and World Report. In the 2012-13 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals,” VUMC equaled an all-time best with 11 out of a possible 16 specialty programs being ranked among the top 50 in their respective fields,...

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of imaging pioneer Gibbs

Nov. 1, 2012—Longtime Vanderbilt faculty member S. Julian Gibbs, DDS, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Emeritus, died Oct. 25. He was 80.

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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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