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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Photo: Nurse Residency Program

Jul. 26, 2012—Tanya Prytvskach, BSN, R.N., left, gets an introduction to nurse wellness from Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., during Nurse Residency orientation. Vanderbilt’s Nurse Residency Program helps new nurses transition from nursing school to professional practice through hands-on clinical experience, interactive education sessions and the support and guidance of staff. The Summer 2012 cohort started this month...

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Photo: END technologists

Jul. 26, 2012—From left,  Amanda Worrell, Martha Sellers, Lauren Andal and Latina Woods celebrate their graduation from VUMC’s electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologist program. They are the first graduates of the 18-month allied health program, which trained them to record electroencephalograms (EEGs) and provided an introduction to other END technologies, including intraoperative neuromonitoring, nerve conduction studies, evoked potential studies,...

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Photo: Tickled Pink

Jul. 26, 2012—Members of the Music City Figure Skating Club recently presented a check to the staff of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. The club held a “Tickled Pink” fundraising event in honor of former coach Karen Gibbons, who died from breast cancer. The Breast Center will use the funds to buy gas cards for breast cancer patients...

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On the hunt for bladder cancer factors

Jul. 26, 2012—A protein linked to aggressive bladder cancers could point to new strategies for treatment or prevention.

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Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims

Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.

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Proteins guard against cancer spread

Jul. 24, 2012—Targeting immune system proteins may keep prostate cancer from spreading to bone.

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High consumption of vitamin E may lower liver cancer risk

Jul. 20, 2012—High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cancer Institute, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute. Vitamin E is...

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Children’s Hospital launches new website

Jul. 20, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is launching a redesigned website this week that will give parents, visitors and health professionals easier access to hospital and health information. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a redesigned Website that gives parents, visitors and health professionals easier access to hospital and...

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VUPD seeks community feedback Aug. 7

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University Police Departmentwill ask for feedback from the community members they serve at a public forum 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, as well as employees of VUPD, are invited to attend the forum at the Support Services Annex located at 115 28th Ave. S. – in the...

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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Jul. 19, 2012—As we launched into a new academic year on July 1, I took some time to consider the road we have traveled together in the last 12 months. By any measure, it was remarkable.

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VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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