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Author: Doug Campbell

Gigante named president of pediatric education council

Jul. 18, 2019—Joseph Gigante, MD, recently began his two-year term as president of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics after serving as president-elect.

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Parental substance use linked to increase in infants in foster care

Jul. 15, 2019—The nation’s opioid crisis is a factor in the recent increase in the number of infants entering the nation’s foster care system, with at least half of all infant placements now a result of parental substance use.

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Study sheds light on importance of comprehension when obtaining consent

Jun. 6, 2019—Bioethics study focuses on comprehension of informed consent for research

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VUMC’s Specialty Pharmacy nominated for Patient Choice Award

Jun. 6, 2019—VUMC's Specialty Pharmacy has been selected as a finalist for a 2019 Patient Choice Award.

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Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

May. 16, 2019—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

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Adult hospital receives top safety grade from Leapfrog group

May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital was once again named among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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Team Hope collects 35 pounds of medication at ‘Take Back Day’ event

May. 9, 2019—About 35 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription medication were collected on April 12 at a Drug Take Back event hosted by Team Hope, in collaboration with the Tennessee Poison Center and Vanderbilt University Police Department.

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Nettles receives Nashville Cable’s Power of Inclusion Individual Award

May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt's Arie Nettles, PhD, was named as the 2019 recipient of Nashville Cable’s Power of Inclusion Individual Award at a luncheon and ceremony held May 8.

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Predictive analytics help manage OR case volume

May. 2, 2019—To accommodate weekday and seasonal variations in case volume, continual adjustment of operating room resources is imperative. Unlike other health systems, at Vanderbilt Health the OR planning process taps into predictive analytics running automatically on the back of the OR scheduling system.

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New technology helps pediatric patients who require frequent X-rays

Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC named among “100 great hospitals in America”

Apr. 23, 2019—Becker’s Hospital Review has once again named Vanderbilt University Medical Center as one of the “100 great hospitals in America.”

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Smith named president-elect of Tennessee Medical Association

Apr. 11, 2019—M. Kevin Smith, MD, PhD, MMHC, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) effective in May. He will serve as president from May 2020-May 2021.

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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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