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Medicare physician payment crisis subject of Oct. 28 lecture

Oct. 14, 2011—John E. Mayer Jr., professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and senior associate in cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston, will address “The Medicare Physician Payment Crisis: A Surgical Solution” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Light Hall, Room 208. Mayer’s talk is the 33rd Annual Rollin A. Daniel Jr.,...

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Medical Center Drive to be closed Saturday 6 a.m. to noon

Oct. 13, 2011—On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6 a.m. until noon, Medical Center Drive between Pierce Ave. and Children’s Way will be partially obstructed by a crane. Traffic direction will be present to maintain flow of both north and south bound traffic. Contact: Billy Roberts, (615) 343-4443; Dennis Spann, (615) 322-3456

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Vanderbilt doubles current world record for vaccinations

Oct. 12, 2011—On Oct. 12, Vanderbilt University more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. From 6:50 a.m. until 2:50 p.m., 12,647 university and medical center faculty, staff and students received free influenza vaccinations at Flulapalooza, a mass vaccination drill and simultaneous attempt to break the current Guinness world record. By the time the event ended around 7 p.m., more than 14,000 total vaccinations had been dispensed.

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Vestibular deficits and rehabilitation talk Oct. 18

Oct. 10, 2011—Cathey Norton, a physical therapist at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center, will present “Vestibular Deficits and Vestibular Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Light Hall, Room 214. Feel free to bring your lunch to this Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture. The event is sponsored...

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Part of Medical Center Drive closed Oct. 8

Oct. 5, 2011—On Saturday, Oct. 8, Medical Center Drive will be closed from the south side of the adult emergency room ambulance bay parking to the north entrance at The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) turnaround from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The emergency ambulance bay parking will not be affected. The purpose of this closure is to prepare...

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Renowned endocrine tumor expert to speak Oct. 17-19

Sep. 30, 2011—The Vanderbilt Neuroendocrine Center is hosting talks by renowned endocrine tumor expert Kjell Oberg of Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, Oct. 17-19 on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus. Oberg, chairman of the Centre of Excellence for Endocrine Tumors, is widely accepted as an authority on endocrine tumors, having pioneered the treatment of carcinoid tumors...

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Part of Medical Center Drive closed Oct. 1-2

Sep. 29, 2011—Beginning 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, through 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Medical Center Drive will be closed from the south side of the adult emergency room ambulance bay parking to the north entrance at The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) turnaround. The emergency ambulance bay parking will not be affected. The purpose of this closure is...

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt Gives website will coordinate employee giving

Sep. 26, 2011—A new website will serve as the central location to coordinate charitable giving by Vanderbilt faculty and staff to the university, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the Nashville community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Sept. 22. Vanderbilt Gives consolidates the annual Community Giving, Faculty-Staff and Partners in Health campaigns into one online location....

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Chronic diseases in Africa topic of VUSM dean’s lecture Sept. 27

Sep. 24, 2011—Michelle Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the H
arvard School of Public Health, will talk about “The Next Health Frontier: Chronic Diseases in Africa” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Light Hall, Room 208. Holmes will give the David Satcher Lecture as part of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean’s...

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Watch Sept. 20 State of the Medical Center address

Sep. 21, 2011—  Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, presented his State of the Medical Center address in Langford Auditorium Sept. 20. Balser discussed highlights from the previous fiscal year as well as goals and objectives for the current year. Watch the State of the Medical Center address.  ...

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National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18-24

Sep. 14, 2011—Did you know that nearly 85 percent of child restraints are used incorrectly? Sept. 18-24 is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will mark the occasion by hosting free community car seat checks. Stop by one of the following location and make sure your child is riding...

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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.

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