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My Southern Health: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

May. 19, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.

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My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

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Save the date: Second School of Medicine Research Enterprise Forum is May 30

May. 19, 2017—The second School of Medicine Research Enterprise Forum is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in Light Hall, Room 208. Jennifer Pietenpol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center executive vice president for research, will host the event.

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Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.

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Children 8–11 with normal hearing needed for study

May. 12, 2017—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is looking for research subjects to better understand how children listen in background noise.

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School of Nursing parking lot closing May 15

May. 11, 2017—A parking lot on 21st Avenue South, Lot 7, will close permanently Monday, May 15, as the university begins work on the new 29,947-square-foot addition to the School of Nursing. Lot 7 will be converted to a green space, with a drive that will allow for drop off at the entry of the renovated facility.

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VICC limited submission opportunity: Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation awards

May. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) may nominate two junior faculty candidates for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Awards: one in Mainstream/Conventional research, and one in Integrative Medicine research for 2017.

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VICC limited submission opportunity: V Foundation Immunology or Immunotherapy Award

May. 8, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been invited to participate in The V Foundation 2017 Pediatric Cancer Research–Immunology or Immunotherapy Award.

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Class of 2017: Jacob Schultz, former walk-on snapper, heads to medical school on Navy scholarship

May. 8, 2017—When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.

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Sign up, renew VRWC membership, get discount on massage, personal training

May. 3, 2017—Need an extra incentive to get to the gym? Give yourself a chance to relax! Sign up or renew your membership at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center before May 31, and get 50 percent off any (1) massage and a personal training session.

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Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture May 11

May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.

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Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepting insurance

May. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt Health OnCall (VHOC), the service that brings a house call from a dedicated team of Vanderbilt nurse practitioners to the home, workplace or hotel, now accepts Aetna Vanderbilt insurance plans as well as other major payer/insurer plans.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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