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Author: Kathy Whitney

State honors life of legendary researcher Thomas

Aug. 2, 2018—The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is honoring the life and accomplishments of Vivien Thomas, an African-Am- erican laboratory assistant at Vanderbilt from 1930-1941 who developed several operative techniques, designed surgical instruments, supervised surgical laboratories, and instructed at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for more than 35 years.

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White Coat Ceremony ushers in newest medical students

Aug. 2, 2018—As the 96 members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s first-year class took their seats at the front of 208 Light Hall, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, welcomed them and their family members to the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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Cutrer named Undergraduate Medical Education associate dean

Jul. 19, 2018—Bill Cutrer, MD, MEd, has been named Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s next associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), effective Aug. 1.

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VUSM lauded by Gold Humanism Honor Society as Distinguished Chapter

Jun. 21, 2018—The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s (GHHS) Program Committee has recognized the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine chapter as a “2018 Distinguished GHHS Chapter.”

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Vanderbilt hosts National Transformation Network to discuss “Triple Aim” of medical education

Jun. 21, 2018—The National Transformation Network, a collaborative of seven medical schools that seeks to transform medical education by focusing on its “Triple Aim” — character, caring and competence, met at Vanderbilt on June 14-15 for its semi-annual in-person meeting.

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Environmental Health and Safety’s Wheaton retires

Jun. 7, 2018—If you chat with Bob Wheaton, executive director of Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety, for a few minutes, it quickly becomes clear he’s not from around here.

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Student-run clinics may reduce hospital utilization

Jun. 7, 2018—Student-run free health clinics, a hallmark of most medical schools across the country, not only provide valuable clinical experience for the students who volunteer there, but may actually reduce hospital utilization by the patients in their care, according to a Vanderbilt study recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

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Fuchs to co-chair VUSM Admissions Committee

May. 31, 2018—Catherine Fuchs, MD, has been named co-chair of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Admissions Committee effective July 1.

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Medical School graduates set to begin health care journeys

May. 17, 2018—In his message to the class of 2018 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, spoke of the increasingly high cost of health care, and the role the new graduates might play in bringing it under control as they venture into their new careers.

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New Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame class has strong Vanderbilt ties

May. 10, 2018—On May 3, the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame announced seven health care professionals selected as this year’s inductee class, three of whom have close ties to Vanderbilt.

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LEAP Fellowship bolsters Staub’s antimicrobial stewardship research

May. 3, 2018—Infectious Disease fellow Milner Staub, MD, is among the first awardees of the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public health (LEAP) Fellowship.

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Shade Tree Trot, other events help raise funds for student-run clinic

May. 3, 2018—The 2018 Shade Tree Trot, which took place April 21, was a great success, raising $98,000, in combination with funds from the Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction, to support the medical student-run Shade Tree Clinic, which provides care to the underserved population of Nashville.

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