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Author: Jessica Pasley

Penn seeks new look at eye disorder

Mar. 7, 2013—John Penn, Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, is seeking to change the way retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), the leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide, is treated.

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Guidelines for pediatric vision screening methods updated

Mar. 7, 2013—The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) recently revised the guidelines for reporting the results from studies of preschool vision screening instruments.

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Last Days of Winter Can be Hard on Eyes; Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist Offers Care Tips

Feb. 20, 2013—Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes—trouble that is largely avoidable, says a Vanderbilt Eye Institute ophthalmologist.

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NIH lauds Rex’s ideas for future of vision research

Feb. 14, 2013—Tonia Rex, Ph.D., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently named one of 10 winners of the National Institutes of Health competition for ideas on the future of vision research.

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Woman gives ultimate Valentine’s gift to her husband

Feb. 14, 2013—For the nearly 25 years Thomas Duncan has been married, he was crowned the king of Valentine’s Day gift giving. Not this year however, says his wife, Kim, who now carries the unofficial title after donating a kidney to her husband on Feb. 14. “We have definitely been joking about this,” chuckled Thomas Duncan before...

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VUMC’s Hoy lands transplant provider award

Feb. 14, 2013—Haley Hoy, Ph.D., ACNP, recently received the 2013 Advanced Transplant Provider Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) during its Winter Symposium.

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Expansion doubles VEI’s space in Williamson County

Feb. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute has solidified itself as the largest, most comprehensive ophthalmology practice in the region with the recent expansion of its Franklin practice, now called VEI Williamson County.

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Rare condition leads to new heart, second chance for girl

Jan. 31, 2013—Michelle Browning never imagined her nursing skills would save the life of her youngest child. But without her natural instinct to begin CPR her daughter, 9-year-old Lexi, may not have survived after her heart suddenly stopped.

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Calkins lands award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jan. 24, 2013—David Calkins, Ph.D., vice chair and director of Research for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently awarded a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Senior Scientific Investigator Award.

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Son’s kidney donation to his mother the ultimate gift

Dec. 20, 2012—For as long as Noah Harrison can remember, he has made all of his mother’s Christmas, birthday and other special occasion gifts by hand. But this year, Harrison’s gift for his mother goes beyond the typical card or crafty ornament. It can officially be labeled the best gift ever and it came a week early....

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Kidney Transplantation Program celebrates 50 years

Nov. 8, 2012—There are many reasons why David Shaffer, M.D., surgical director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, loves his job.

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Special lenses help restore physician’s fading vision

Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.

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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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