Reporter March 22 2013

New holders of endowed chairs honored

Seven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements March 19 during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

Photo: Birthday wish

Hailey Willis, left, and her sister, Alyssa, stand in front of 22 boxes of gifts they donated to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in honor of Hailey’s seventh birthday.

Spine surgeons tailoring treatment to each patient

When 55-year-old Neader Williams first learned that she might need spine surgery to treat her excruciating back and leg pain, she was more than a little scared and wasn’t even sure surgery was the answer.

Nominations sought for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar

Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar — a singular honor for female graduate students in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University — are now being accepted. The deadline is April 8.

Whitsett set for Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D., chief of the Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 28.

Aetna Institutes of Excellence honors VUMC quality of care

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by Aetna Institutes of Excellence for its expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery Services.

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