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Author: Nancy Humphrey

National Alliance on Mental Illness honors VU’s Street

Jun. 27, 2013—David Street, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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WPO announces Learning Exchange upgrade

Jun. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Workforce Performance Operations (WPO) is expanding the organization’s capabilities to provide a centralized repository for effective, personalized workplace learning on July 1.

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Buntin to chair new Department of Health Policy

Jun. 6, 2013—Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., deputy assistant director for Health at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will become chair of the new Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in late August.

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2013 Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card shows movement in the right direction

May. 14, 2013—The Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card, released May 14, indicates women’s health is moving in the right direction, but there’s much more work to be done.

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TB skin testing resumes for VU faculty, staff

May. 9, 2013—Routine TB skin testing, offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Occupational Health Clinic, has resumed, effective immediately.

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Academy for Excellence in Teaching adds members

Apr. 4, 2013—Sixteen new members have been inducted into Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching, a group of “best-of-the-best” educators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Residents’ reduced hours don’t impact care, education

Apr. 4, 2013—Restructuring work hours for first-year medical residents to accommodate a 2011 duty hour limit of no more than 16 shift hours substantially increases patient handovers, but doesn’t significantly affect efficiency and quality of care among medical inpatients, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study has found.

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Vanderbilt partners with company to offer discounted emergency preparedness kits

Mar. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt is partnering with an industrial supply company to offer employees discounted grab-and-go emergency preparedness kits—bags stocked with essential items that would be needed in the event of a tornado, flood or other emergency that might take people away from their homes.

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Patient’s cancer journey inspires fund for research

Mar. 21, 2013—There’s a long list of Vanderbilt faculty and staff who made an impact on Terri and Steve Voland when Steve was treated at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for a rare type of cancer in his neck and spine.

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Recruitments bolster personalized medicine initiative

Mar. 14, 2013—VUMC’s personalized medicine effort is getting a major boost with the recruitment of two physician-scientists from Australia who will increase Vanderbilt’s strength in translational immunology, the translation of basic immunological discoveries into clinically useful tools.

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New signage system points way to ‘tornado safe’ areas

Mar. 7, 2013—New signs directing Vanderbilt University Medical Center visitors to “tornado safe” areas during a tornado have been placed at Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Patient & Family Promise to be introduced next week

Feb. 21, 2013—The Patient & Family Promise will be rolled out to the public next week.

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