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Photo: Making a splash

Aug. 9, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, emerges from the dunk tank that was set up on the Medical Center plaza last week to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Vanderbilt campus. (photo by Joe Howell)

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Upgrade bolsters ‘Wizard’s physician information

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians are now able to update more of their own provider information that is contained in the “Find a Doctor” portion of VanderbiltHealth.com. The information recently made accessible to providers includes specialty, education, board certification, title and post-graduate training. Doctors will be able to sign into the Communication Wizard system and...

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Lead shielding inspections available

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is offering free annual inspections of lead-lined aprons, vests, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves and vinyl-type mobile shielding every Thursday from Oct. 4 to Dec. 13, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Appointments should be made for this service by Sept. 10. These inspections are mandatory. The Tennessee...

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Photo: Birthday wishes

Aug. 9, 2012—Mildred Stahlman, M.D., greets longtime colleague Robert Cotton, M.D., after he spoke during her 90th birthday celebration July 31 at the University Club. A host of well-wishers greeted Stahlman, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1951 and who is credited with establishing the first newborn intensive care unit in the country to use monitored respiratory...

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Network approach yields glioblastoma clues

Aug. 9, 2012—MicroRNA “regulatory networks” generated at Vanderbilt aid search for biomarkers and new drugs to treat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal primary brain tumor.

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Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs

Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.

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Vanderbilt Health Plan engages Cumberland Pediatric IPA to improve care of its pediatric enrollees

Aug. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Employee Benefit Health Plan (Vanderbilt Health Plan) and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have entered into an agreement with Cumberland Pediatric Independent Practice Association (Cumberland Pediatric IPA) to provide comprehensive medical management to pediatric enrollees under its care. Pediatricians will oversee and coordinate the care of patients across all...

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Camp Hope helps young burn patients on road to recovery

Aug. 2, 2012—Spirits and self confidence soared as thirty former patients of the Vanderbilt Burn Center gathered July 25-28 for Camp Hope, a free, annual event for burn survivors ages 6 to 16.

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VHVI reaches milestone in heart valve procedures

Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed its 100th transcatheter aortic heart valve-replacement (TAVR) on 91-year-old Murline Westover from Lavinia, Tenn.

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Gould to lead new grad student initiative

Aug. 2, 2012—Kathleen Gould, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Biomedical Sciences and director of the Office of Graduate Student Support at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of Friesinger

Aug. 2, 2012—Gottlieb C. (Bud) Friesinger II, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and the first director of the Division of Cardiology, died July 28. He was 83.

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Arteaga named to Komen scientific advisory board

Aug. 2, 2012—Carlos Arteaga, M.D., associate director for Clinical Research and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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