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Author: Jessica Pasley

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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VUMC resident physicians lead ‘Choosing Wisely’ initiative to reduce repetitive lab tests

Aug. 1, 2014—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center initiative being led by teams of resident physicians is reducing repetitive lab tests and making a visible impact on health care delivery.

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White coats a fine fit for incoming medical students

Jul. 30, 2014—The White Coat Ceremony held at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine that recognizes first-year medical students’ transition from college to professional school serves as a rite of passage and carries a powerful symbolism.

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VU students land scholarships from LGBTQ foundation

Jul. 17, 2014—Two Vanderbilt students — Ishan Asokan and Kale Edmiston — have been named to the 2014 Class of Point Foundation Scholars.

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VUSM team seeks to hone in on health care ‘hot spots’

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is fielding one of 10 teams of students selected to participate in a project aimed at identifying the most frequent users of health care.

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