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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Gratitude fuels graduates’ scholarship creation efforts

Apr. 24, 2014—When October’s Reunion 2014 rolls around at Vanderbilt University, alumni from Vanderbilt’s Schools of Nursing and Medicine will gather not only to renew enduring friendships, but also to celebrate the successful fundraising that many classes have undertaken to fund scholarships for deserving students who might not otherwise be able to attend the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

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Vanderbilt participates in national study of group prenatal care

Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy. The program, called Expect With Me, offers prenatal care in the group setting based on...

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Dugan named to lead Division of Geriatric Medicine

Apr. 3, 2014—Laura Dugan, M.D., the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), will join the Vanderbilt faculty on April 7 to direct Vanderbilt University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, a division of the Department of Medicine.

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New procedural unit at VPH enhances brain stimulation options

Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) opened a neuromodulation suite this week for two brain stimulation procedures that can offer relief to patients diagnosed with disabling psychiatric conditions when psychotherapy and medications don’t work or aren’t advised.

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VUMC ad campaigns win multiple local awards

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s advertising campaigns won six American Advertising (ADDY) Awards in Nashville’s 2014 competition.

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VUMC’s Ho honored with presidential research award

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, has received a presidential honor for his innovative studies of mechanisms by which drug transporter proteins mediate the absorption, distribution and elimination of chemotherapeutic agents.

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Ozier to direct human research protection efforts

Feb. 13, 2014—Julie Ozier, MHL, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB). Ozier has worked with the HRPP and IRB for 11 years, has been associate director since 2007, and at Vanderbilt since 1996.

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Monthly tastings to highlight available healthy food options

Jan. 16, 2014—Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Courtyard Café will host a healthy food tasting in the dining area on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Vanderbilt study shows suicide risk doesn’t differ in children taking two types of commonly prescribed antidepressants

Jan. 7, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows there is no evidence that the risk of suicide differs with two commonly prescribed antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents.

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Emergency notifications come in burst of colors

Nov. 7, 2013—Knowing how to react in an emergency situation can save lives, but sometimes it’s confusing what particular colors mean in emergency notifications that are communicated by email and overhead announcements across Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Program helps children complete MRIs sedation-free

Oct. 31, 2013—Natalie Ortiz is a typical six-year-old first grader — happy, active and fidgety — the kind of patient often sedated for a lengthy Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan.

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Multi-agency emergency drill happens Nov. 7

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be one of several area hospitals and federal, state and local agencies participating in the 2013 Regional Hospitals Fall Severe Weather Exercise on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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