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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Goldners driven by lifelong love of learning, sharing

Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.

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More resources needed to fight sex trafficking

Oct. 3, 2013—Efforts to prevent, identify and respond to children and adolescents who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are largely under supported, inefficient, uncoordinated and unevaluated, according to a report released last week by a committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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Lacy’s crystallographic research achievements recognized

Sep. 19, 2013—D. Borden Lacy, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Biochemistry, will receive the 2014 Margaret Etter Award from the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) for outstanding achievement and exceptional potential in crystallographic research demonstrated by a scientist at an early stage of their independent career.

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New rounds series focuses on supporting caregivers

Sep. 12, 2013—Bedside Matters, a new hourlong, monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will begin this month.

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Study examines physician behaviors

Sep. 5, 2013—A study of 381 non-Vanderbilt physicians referred to the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program has shown that those referred for mental health, substance abuse and improper sexual boundary issues are less likely to receive a fit for duty recommendation than those referred for disruptive behavior.

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Study examines problem physician behaviors

Aug. 27, 2013—A study of 381 non-Vanderbilt physicians referred to the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP) in the Department of Psychiatry has shown that those referred for mental health, substance abuse and improper sexual boundary issues are less likely to receive a fit for duty recommendation than those referred for disruptive behavior.

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Healthy entrée station set for Courtyard Café

Aug. 22, 2013—Beginning Sept. 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Courtyard Café will offer a healthy entrée station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday.

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Flulapalooza vaccination event set for Sept. 25

Aug. 15, 2013—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 two 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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American Chemical Society honors VUMC’s Liebler

Aug. 15, 2013—Daniel Liebler, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Biochemistry, and director of the Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis, has been selected as one of 96 fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

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Flulapalooza 3 is Sept. 25

Aug. 14, 2013—Flulapalooza 3 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a tent between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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Advisory council brought up to speed on E2E

Aug. 8, 2013—The way David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, described the health care industry’s current landscape to members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at the group’s August meeting Tuesday night was by quoting the opening line of Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” — “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

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E2E update: VUMC operational efficiency effort making strides

Aug. 1, 2013—Evolve to Excel (E2E), a comprehensive initiative designed to strengthen operational practices throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure long-term success of the organization, is moving ahead.

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