Reporter dec 14 2012

Award winners embody culture of service excellence

Study finds obesity increases time in OR for lung surgery

A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that obese patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer spent more time in the operating room, adding to the nation’s health care bill.

Novel gene linked to familial atrial fibrillation

A rare genetic variant that occurs more commonly in families of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may be a key to better understanding this common and potentially life threatening condition, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.

Hood takes role as associate chief medical officer for VMG

Cardiologist Rob Hood, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine and assistant chief medical officer for the clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, has been named associate chief medical officer for Vanderbilt Medical Group.

(Vanderbilt University)

Flu shot key to keeping yourself, your family, your patients safe

As the number of influenza cases increases throughout Middle Tennessee, the Department of Infection Control and Prevention and the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) are urging all faculty and staff to get an influenza vaccination.

Photo: VUSN Pinning Ceremony

The School of Nursing held its December Pinning Ceremony last week at Benton Chapel to celebrate the completion of specialty coursework for more than 20 students.

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