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Author: John Howser

Change positions Department of Urologic Surgery for sustained growth

Apr. 5, 2018—Beginning July 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Urologic Surgery, which is currently housed within the Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences, will become an independent department.

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Mathis named chief compliance officer for UW Medicine in Seattle

Jan. 18, 2018—James Mathis, JD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Chief Compliance Officer, has accepted a new position as Chief Compliance Officer for UW Medicine, the academic health system of the University of Washington in Seattle. Mathis will depart VUMC on Jan. 22.

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Kennedy named chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jan. 11, 2018—David J. “D.J.” Kennedy, MD, clinical associate professor and residency program director in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stanford University’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been named chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Kennedy will join the faculty on April 1.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center now operating retail clinics in Walgreens stores in Middle Tennessee

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is operating and providing clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores located across Middle Tennessee as of Nov. 14, 2017.  The clinics build upon the continued relationship between Walgreens and Vanderbilt Health, which has included infusion services provided throughout the Middle Tennessee and Walgreens pharmacy participation in...

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Task Force for Physician Empowerment makes recommendations

Oct. 31, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Task Force for Empowerment and Well-being, a 16-member multidisciplinary group formed earlier this year to develop a deeper understanding of the nationwide problem of physician burnout and suggest solutions at VUMC, has made its initial recommendations.

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Telemedicine initiative to serve Kentucky schools

Oct. 5, 2017—In a first-of-its-kind collaboration for both parties, schools in Allen County, Kentucky, are joining with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt so sick children can receive a more comprehensive array of health care services while attending school through virtual visits with Vanderbilt clinicians.

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Chren named inaugural chair of Department of Dermatology

Sep. 29, 2017—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Division of Dermatology transitions from a division within the Department of Medicine to become the Medical Center’s newest clinical department, Mary-Margaret “Meg” Chren, M.D., professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named to serve as the department’s inaugural chair. She will join the faculty in January 2018.

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Expanded health plan benefits, salary range changes ahead

Sep. 28, 2017—For 2018, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee health plan will offer an array of insurance options and new wellness services.

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Lance joins VUMC as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions

Sep. 7, 2017—Fletcher Lance, MBA, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions.

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Dill to lead new VUMC Office of Engagement

Aug. 8, 2017—Stuart Dill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) entertainment industry liaison since 2015, has been named director of the newly created Office of Engagement.

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VUMC to operate retail clinics in Walgreens stores in Middle Tennessee area

Jul. 12, 2017—Walgreens and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have announced that a subsidiary of VUMC will operate and provide all clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee.

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Cybersecurity Alert-Ransomware Attack

May. 15, 2017—Last Friday, a global “ransomware” cyberattack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the U.S. The cyberattack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to files on...

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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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