Reporter June 6 2014

VU investigators confirm bromine’s critical role in tissue development

Twenty-seven chemical elements are considered to be essential for human life.
Now there is a 28th — bromine.

Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center debut new Cool Springs Walk-In Clinic

Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center opened a new Walk-In Clinic in Cool Springs on Wednesday, June 4. The new clinic joins two other Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinics already open in Franklin and Spring Hill.

Shaw named head of Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Andrew Shaw, M.B. B.S., has been named chief of Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.

Hamm to deliver Discovery Lecture June 12

Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., the Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Professor of Cardiovascular Research and an internationally known expert on G protein-mediated signaling, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, June 12.

VUMC’s Perri honored by American Liver Foundation

Roman Perri, M.D., medical director of the Liver Transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named the Tennessee Hepatologist of the Year by the American Liver Foundation (ALF).

Human Relations Award recognizes Boehm’s advocacy efforts

Frank Boehm, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was honored with a 2014 Human Relations Award during the recent 43rd Annual Human Relations Award Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.