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Author: Jessica Pasley

VUSM readies for immersive phase of new curriculum

Feb. 27, 2014—With initial implementation of Curriculum 2.0 well underway, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) is focusing on plans for the Immersion Phase, which comprises the final two years of the program.

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Elective program expands education in new directions

Feb. 13, 2014—This semester Vanderbilt University School of Medicine introduced a new Evening Elective Program designed for medical and nursing students, residents and fellows with the goal of developing well-rounded health care professionals.

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Riley president-elect of physicians’ organization

Feb. 6, 2014—Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist offers tips for healthy eyes in winter

Jan. 31, 2014—Cold weather can be rough on skin, drying it out and making it itchy and uncomfortable, but winter can also be harsh on another part of body—the eyes. During the winter months, the air outside and indoors is typically dry. The lack of moisture can make the surfaces of the eye drier as well causing...

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Orthoptist association honors Vanderbilt’s Biernacki

Jan. 30, 2014—The American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) recently presented Ronald Biernacki, associate in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, the Lancaster Award, the highest award an orthoptist can receive.

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Altruistic donor chain enhances transplant options

Jan. 23, 2014—Thanks to a series of altruistic donations that began in Colorado, three people who were waiting for a kidney received a life-saving transplant, including a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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At the Clothes Closet, every donation matters

Jan. 16, 2014—Peggy Buchanan, who runs the Vanderbilt Clothes Closet, has hundreds of stories. As the lead guest service representative for Hospital Guest Services, she has helped her share of patients and visitors.

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UCLA Nursing School dean set for MLK lecture

Jan. 9, 2014—Courtney H. Lyder, N.D., Sc.D., dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, is set to deliver the keynote address during the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 20.

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Cataract surgery helps clear clouds from patient’s vision

Jan. 9, 2014—Suzy Gore spent the last 10 years watching her eyesight decline. Unable to see the vision chart at her doctor’s office without corrective lenses, tired of halo effects around lights and the challenge of driving at night, Gore decided to undergo laser cataract surgery.

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Summit explores future of health education system

Nov. 21, 2013—More than 50 health education professionals and students gathered for a daylong summit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore interprofessional collaboration efforts to meet the growing needs of today’s health care delivery system.

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Aronoff to lead Division of Infectious Diseases

Nov. 14, 2013—David Aronoff, M.D., has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Vision research group names VU graduate student to its board

Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt graduate student Megan Capozzi has been named the Member-In-Training Board of Trustee to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

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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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