November 8, 1996

Briefs 11.8.96

The Acute Medicine Practice has joined the other adult primary care practices in relocating to the seventh floor of Medical Center East.

The practice is different from others in adult primary care in that, although it is not a walk-in practice, appointments can be made for the same or next day, said Dr. James P. Bracikowski, assistant professor of Medicine and director of the Acute Medicine Practice, which is part of Internal Medicine.

"The common complaints we see are bronchitis, urinary tract infections, back pain, rashes, headaches, sinus infections, hypertension, and diabetes," Bracikowski said.

The practice has eight physicians and an acute medicine nurse practitioner.

Its number is 936-3200.

Veronica Gunn, a fourth-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been designated the 1996 William and Charlotte Cadbury Scholar. The honor includes a certificate of merit and a $2,000 cash prize.

The award, given by the National Medical Fellowships, Inc., is presented annually to a senior, underrepresented minority medical student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.

Gunn will receive her award at the business meeting of the Group on Student Affairs/Minority Affairs Section during the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in San Francisco on Nov. 7.

The National Psoriasis Foundation will host a free seminar Nov. 16 at Opryland Hotel. A panel of speakers – including Dr. Michael D. Zanolli, associate professor of Medicine at VUMC – will talk about the latest treatments for the chronic incurable skin disease affecting millions.

The program will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Opryland Hotel. To register, call 1-800-723-9166.