January 12, 2001

News Briefs

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Stacie Tyler looks at her new daughter Cassidy Grace Tyler, who was the first baby born at Vanderbilt in 2001. Cassidy Grace was born a few seconds after midnight on Jan. 1. (Photo by Dana Johnson)

VUMC featured on TV series

Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently featured on the television series, “TRAUMA: Life in the ER,” which airs on The Learning Channel.

Four emergency room doctors – Alan Herline, P.J. Schenarts, Maureen Smith, and Corey Slovis – appeared on the Jan. 9 show.

The hour-long program features the high-paced, hectic world of emergency rooms in the United States as doctors treat all types of illnesses and crises.

The VUMC taping included such emergencies as gun shot wounds, motor vehicle accidents, and dog bites.

Invitation to VUMC faculty

Chancellor Gordon Gee invites Medical Center faculty members for coffee and a visit to the newly renovated offices at 211 Kirkland. Friday, January 19, from 9:30-11:30 am. Please respond to 3-7281 or by email to faculty_coffee@vanderbilt.edu.

22nd Avenue now one-way

Due to the Children’s Hospital construction, 22nd Avenue in front of the Kim Dayani Center has been converted into a one-way street. Traffic can only travel northbound from Capers Avenue. This street will be one-way for several months until further notice.

Resident’s film has Belcourt premiere

Ravaged, a film written and directed by Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, a third-year resident in Psychiatry, will have its premiere Sunday, Jan.14 at 12:15 p.m. at the Belcourt Theater in Hillsboro Village.

The film is the story of a young man dealing with post traumatic stress disorder after the death of his fiancée and his own injury by gunshot.

There is no cost for admission, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served, beginning with a pre-film reception at 11:30.