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Author: Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety

Jul. 17, 2013—When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus – the eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light can damage the eyes, said Daniel Weikert, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI), and...

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Bennett to lead Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jul. 11, 2013—Kelly Bennett, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Fetal Center, has been named director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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Program sets gold standard for Guest Services

Jul. 11, 2013—When Guest Services employees asked about changing their uniforms, it developed into more than a simple adjustment in material or color.

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Event highlights hope, heroism of organ donation

May. 2, 2013—The old adage about the third time being the charm proved to be true for one Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient. Chris Hatfield, 37, of Murfreesboro, had come pretty close to getting a liver transplant in 2010. Twice, as a matter of fact, but each time, the donor liver wasn’t suitable for transplantation. Diagnosed at...

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Annual Donate Life event set for April 25

Apr. 18, 2013—In 2012, 204 lives were saved because of the generosity of 65 individuals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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National shortage forces hiatus in routine TB testing

Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.

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Community involvement aids translational research

Apr. 4, 2013—As Carla Sevin, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, began the process of writing a recent grant proposal, she was stumped.

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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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