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May, Merchant elected to American Surgical Association

Nov. 21, 2013—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons, Addison May, M.D., professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, and Nipun Merchant, M.D., professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology, were elected members of the American Surgical Association (ASA) at the 133rd annual meeting of the organization and will be officially inducted at the 2014 annual meeting.

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VU tracking drug’s ability to prevent type 1 diabetes

Sep. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Eskind Diabetes Clinic has been selected to examine the ability of the drug abatacept to prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). As part of the TrialNet consortium, Vanderbilt will be one of 14 North American sites observing the effects of the drug in people at high risk to develop T1D.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund lauds Bhave’s research

Aug. 22, 2013—Gautam Bhave, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, is receiving the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2013 Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS) for his research on the role of peridoxasin and protein halogenation in diabetic nephropathy.

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VUMC concussion expert says ‘When in doubt, sit them out’

Aug. 13, 2013—As sports practices have resumed for the fall, physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are already treating young athletes with concussions. They urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional. “It is...

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Setting the tone Rick Dreiling’s lasting impression on Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—There is no doubting the national profile of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but at its core it is deeply tied to the community in which it operates. Balancing a national profile and local engagement is no small task, but as chair of the Children’s Hospital Board, Rick Dreiling, chief executive officer of...

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Vanderbilt physician says ugly plants worse for allergy patients

May. 28, 2013—As allergy season rolls in for Middle Tennessee residents, a largely unknown adage rings true: the uglier a flower or weed, the more allergy-inducing its pollen tends to be.

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Clinic helps foster recovery from initial psychotic breaks

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Clinic has become a leader in the region for the initial assessment and treatment of young adults suffering from their first psychotic break.

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for minimizing storm stress

Apr. 10, 2013—Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts are offering tips on how to minimize storm stress and how to prepare in case a storm displaces you from your home.

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Vanderbilt experts suggest ways to avoid sugar overload this Easter

Mar. 27, 2013—Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children’s dental and behavioral health—risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say.

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Patient and Safety Scholarship program inaugurates first class

Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy has named its inaugural class of 34 scholarship recipients to participate in the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety’s (CBPPS) certification program.

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