Reporter Jan 25 2013

Petracek named interim chair of Cardiac Surgery

Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.

‘Task list’ to boost StarPanel’s messaging capabilities

Within StarPanel, the medical records system used at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, patient care team members each have an electronic message “basket,” making it simple to store messages and link them to medical records.

Pharmacology society honors Limbird’s impact

Vanderbilt University’s Lee Limbird, Ph.D., has received one of pharmacology’s highest honors — the 2013 Julius Axelrod Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

Pediatric Neurosurgery expands research efforts

Vanderbilt is expanding its role in the future treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus by recruiting Chevis Shannon, MBA, MPH, Dr.PH., to serve as director of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Initiative.

Toxicology society honors Guengerich

F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Toxicology Merit Award in recognition of distinguished achievements to toxicology throughout his career.

School for Science and Math students shine in Intel competition

Seven seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) made it to the semifinalist level in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013.

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