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Author: Jessica Pasley

New faculty: Jordan studies sleep disorders in children

Oct. 8, 2014—As one of the few board-certified pediatric sleep specialists in the region, Atia Jordan works with a multidisciplinary team to address sleep concerns in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of her patients.

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VUSM’s history of diversity efforts commemorated

Oct. 2, 2014—It has been nearly 50 years since the first black student entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), and Vanderbilt has come a long way since then.

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New system helps physicians manage CME requirements

Oct. 2, 2014—The Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME), in collaboration with Education Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Health Informatics Technologies and Services, will soon begin rolling out a new online CME system that will track physician attendance and credits for grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards and other regularly scheduled series (RSS) certified for CME credit.

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Student-run Shade Tree Clinic debuts ophthalmology service

Sep. 25, 2014—When the Shade Tree Clinic first opened its doors in 2005 the patients received primary care services in the compact space of a cramped doublewide trailer.

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AMA meeting set to explore medical education’s evolution

Sep. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host representatives from the country’s leading medical schools next week to discuss one of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) top initiatives — accelerating change in medical education.

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AOA Honor Medical Society elects VUSM student to board

Sep. 18, 2014—Richard Latuska, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was elected to the National Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society as a student director.

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VUSM a leader in efforts to improve LGBT health

Sep. 11, 2014—Over the past five years there has been much progress in terms of the legal, social and cultural advancements surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

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American Association of Anatomists honors Dalley

Sep. 4, 2014—Early in Arthur Dalley’s teaching career he wrote down his career aspirations — to be promoted to full professor, receive tenure, have his name associated with major anatomy publications and to be recognized by the academic societies in his field for his work.

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Transplant society honors Helderman’s contributions

Aug. 21, 2014—More than three decades ago, J. Harold Helderman, M.D., medical director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, joined a handful of colleagues from across the country to create a society for transplant physicians.

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Award highlights Wayman’s resident education efforts

Aug. 14, 2014—Laura Wayman, M.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

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VEI taking novel approach to fight blinding diseases

Aug. 14, 2014—Personalized medicine — the effort to tailor health care to individual patients’ needs, genetic profiles and circumstances — is a well-established concept at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Medical Scholars Program sees success

Aug. 7, 2014—Applicants to the Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Program, a yearlong, in-depth research experience, have been successful in obtaining both internal and external research funding this year.

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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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