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Author: Jessica Pasley

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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Women’s health center at NorthCrest debuts

Nov. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health began serving patients at its new outpatient clinic at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield this week.

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Penn named to vision group’s scientific advisory panel

Oct. 31, 2013—John Penn, Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, has been named to the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Scientific Advisory Panel.

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Transplant Center sees surge in volumes

Oct. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, is on pace to surpass last year’s transplant totals with 254 solid organ transplantations to date.

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Glucose control study gives patients new path to health

Oct. 24, 2013—The IDIOM study is designed to compare how a diet with moderate caloric restriction, alone or with long-acting insulin, affects areas of the brain’s dopamine system that are involved in food intake, reward and the sense of pleasure people get from eating.

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Watkins lecturer reminds that medicine is all about caring

Oct. 17, 2013—It's all about the patient. That's the message Talmadge King Jr., M.D., the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), shared with students, physicians, administrators and researchers during Wednesday’s Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture on Diversity in Medical Education.

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