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Sullivan Family Biomedical Ideator program begins in January

Dec. 1, 2023—Sullivan Family Biomedical Ideatorprogram starting this January 2024. In partnership with the Wond’ry, this Ideator program will run over ten weeks to help participants evaluate if an idea or project has commercial or tech-transfer opportunities. This program teaches an evidence-based approach to idea evaluation. Is the idea needed? Who is the ideal audience? Where do...

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Joint Commission Quality Readiness Forum registration open

Dec. 1, 2023—Registration is now open for the 2024 Joint Commission Quality Readiness Forum, sponsored by the Accreditation & Standards team from the Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention Department (QSRP). The forum will include morning (8 a.m.-11 a.m.) and afternoon (noon-3 p.m.) sessions on January 16, 18, 31. The Feb. 1, 2024, sessions will take place in-person...

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VUMC in the news: Dec. 5, 2023

Dec. 1, 2023—The Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach, Newsy anchor Del Walters and Voice of America News reporter Xiaoshan Xue interviewed William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, for stories about the CDC’s life expectancy numbers and clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia among children in China. In the past few days, Schaffner has also been interviewed on several topics, Tennessee’s COVID-19...

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No December Chat Room gathering; Diversity & Inclusion message

Dec. 1, 2023—Message from Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Happy December! In lieu of our regular December Chat Room gathering, the ODI team will be taking a rest month but wanted to share a few words of encouragement with you as we wrap up 2023 and embark into a new year together. We sincerely thank all of...

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VUMC employees get discount on tickets to Opry Country Christmas

Dec. 1, 2023—VUMC employees can receive a $10 off discount for tier 2, 3 and 4 tickets to the Opry Country Christmas shows for up to eight tickets.  Click on the link below to access the offer. Opry Country Christmas shows are on the following dates: Sunday Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 7, 7 p.m....

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Upgrade to Intellispace Cardiovascular (ISCV) system to be Dec. 8 & 9

Nov. 30, 2023—An upgrade to the Intellispace Cardiovascular (ISCV) system will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.   All users are asked to complete studies by noon on that day.   The upgrade begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and will be completed by noon on Saturday, Dec. 9.   Please leave any ISCV...

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Nominations open for 2024 School of Medicine Faculty Awards; deadline is Feb. 2, 2024

Nov. 30, 2023—Nominations for the 2024 School of Medicine Faculty Awards are open and the deadline is Feb. 2, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. The School of Medicine Faculty Awards recognize excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. They are given by the faculty to the faculty. It is the recognition of extraordinary contributions by peers that makes...

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Ethics Grand Rounds: “Ethical Implications of AI in Clinical Care and Research,” Dec. 13

Nov. 30, 2023—Box lunches will be provided to the first 65 attendees. Please contact Denise Lillard at for more information regarding Teams link.

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Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories show is Dec. 4 & 5

Nov. 28, 2023—The Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories show is back and will take place on the second floor performance stage area of Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Monday, Dec. 4,  from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call The Friends Shop...

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Center for Knowledge Management provides instructional video series on systematic reviews

Nov. 28, 2023—The Center for Knowledge Management recently developed a new open access instructional videos series on systematic reviews. Need to refresh your knowledge about a particular step in the systematic review process?  The series is available through the CKM Scholarly Publishing Information Hub (SPI-HubTM).  The training covers all aspects of systematic reviews, including: planning to conduct...

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