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VUSM student lands award from AMA

Jan. 24, 2013—Kristen Eckstrand, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

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March of Dimes chapter honors excellence of Vanderbilt nurses

Jan. 24, 2013—Each year, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the March of Dimes recognizes nurses who demonstrate excellence in various aspect of the nursing profession.

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Brown lands health care leadership award

Jan. 24, 2013—Laura Beth Brown, president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services and vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services, has been recognized with Leadership Health Care’s (LHC) Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year award.

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Society lauds VU’s clinical nutrition efforts

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University has received a 2012 Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), an organization dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism.

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New unit nursing structure stresses leadership, support

Jan. 24, 2013—A new unit nursing leadership structure, rolling out first at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, gives bedside nurses more support from their leaders.

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MLK Day speaker explores health inequality issues

Jan. 24, 2013—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day address at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was part statement about progress toward health goals, and part sermon about the need to finish the march to the promised land of health equality.

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External defibrillator jumpstarts patient’s heart

Jan. 24, 2013—Typically, when a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest while asleep, the chance of survival is poor.

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VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Jan. 24, 2013—Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

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New view of DNA processing ‘hub’

Jan. 23, 2013—Structural studies reveal a new framework for understanding a central player in DNA processing.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.

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Seeing light receptor’s interactions

Jan. 18, 2013—Understanding how the main receptor for light interacts with other signaling molecules may inform new pharmaceutical development.

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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.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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