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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Ebola not likely, but VUMC is prepared

Oct. 7, 2014—Armed with a validated and orchestrated plan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is prepared to safely and effectively treat patients with the bloodborne disease Ebola, should the need arise.

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Trivedi to serve on AHA psychiatry council

Oct. 2, 2014—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.

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Annual Flulapalooza event happens Oct. 1

Sep. 25, 2014—Less than 10 seconds — that’s all it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of next week’s Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event that three years ago more than doubled the world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Flulapalooza is Oct. 1

Sep. 19, 2014—Less than 10 seconds – that’s as long as it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of Wednesday's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event.

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Study examines factors that boost suicide risk for doctors

Aug. 21, 2014—A retrospective analysis of Tennessee physicians who underwent fitness-for-duty evaluations by Vanderbilt found an “astoundingly” high rate of suicide among physicians who were found unfit to practice, were in solo practice, or if they were taking anti-anxiety drugs.

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Flulapalooza vaccination event takes place Oct. 1

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that three years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Meranze, Penn named to new Faculty Affairs roles

Jul. 10, 2014—Two veteran faculty members are assuming new roles as associate deans within Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs.

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Vanderbilt selected to participate in Undiagnosed Diseases Network

Jul. 1, 2014—Armed with a $7.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of six medical centers around the country selected to participate in a network to develop effective approaches for diagnosing hard-to-solve medical cases (undiagnosed diseases).

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American Board of Internal Medicine lauds VU-authored article

Jun. 26, 2014—The ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation recently recognized a Vanderbilt-authored article about medical professionalism with an annual Professionalism Article Prize.

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Russell to direct care in Williamson, Maury counties

May. 29, 2014—Henry Paul (Hank) Russell, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Surgery and a general and thoracic surgeon at Vanderbilt Medical Group in Williamson County since 1986, has been named medical director of Vanderbilt Health – Williamson/Maury. He replaces Pete Powell, M.D., who has held the position since 2004.

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Health literacy added to transplant outcomes survey

May. 29, 2014—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral research fellow in the area of transplant outcomes research has added health literacy as a metric to an existing battery of surveys that assess patient-reported outcomes in Vanderbilt transplant patients.

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Zic to pass baton on leadership of VUSM Admissions

May. 22, 2014—Over the past eight years as Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Admissions, John Zic, M.D., estimates he’s made about 2,000 phone calls to let prospective medical students know they’ve been admitted. Personally delivering the good news has been one of his favorite aspects of the time-consuming job.

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