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School of Medicine student lands AMA Foundation award

Aug. 23, 2012—Nicholas Giacalone, a fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, has received a Physicians of Tomorrow award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation.

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VEI clinic seeks to meet low-vision needs of area children

Aug. 23, 2012—Nearly 50 patients will come to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute this weekend to take part in a special clinic for school-age children with low-vision needs. PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) provides clinical low-vision evaluations, prescribed optical devices, instruction and follow-up as well as technical assistance for eligible youth ages 3-21 in Tennessee. The...

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Peterman takes post in Buffalo

Aug. 23, 2012—Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed vice president and chief nursing officer of Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo — the hospital where she was born.

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Photo: Sharing knowledge

Aug. 23, 2012—Ryoma (Puck) Ohi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, talks with students during the second Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy (VISRA). The eight-week program is designed for international undergraduate students considering careers in biomedical research and gives them a taste of working in an American lab.

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New VUSN students eager to expand educational horizons

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is welcoming its largest class ever — 458 students who are pursuing either a master’s in the science of nursing, Doctor of Nurse Practice or Ph.D. in Nursing Science degree.

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VU, Lipscomb partner on dual degree program

Aug. 23, 2012—A new cooperative program between Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy is focusing on the next generation of pharmaceutical researchers. By offering a pathway for students to earn both Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the program aims to boost the number of pharmacy-trained research scientists.

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Multiple procedures, devices help heart patient pull through

Aug. 23, 2012—After Stacey Browning, R.N., a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit charge nurse, got a report on a heart attack patient who was being transported to her unit from an outside hospital, her immediate thought was, “They are sending us a patient we are not going to be able to recover.”

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Events honor early patients of novel Parkinson’s study

Aug. 23, 2012—Pioneers of Parkinson’s disease research are gathering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center today to celebrate the end of a study that was an important first step in the quest to find a way to slow the progression of the degenerative movement disorder.

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Gene linked to familial prostate cancer

Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.

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Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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Summitt, McGrane take new Burn Center roles

Aug. 16, 2012—Improved care for burn patients through collaboration and shared resources is the goal behind new roles announced at the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the country’s largest Level 1 centers.

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Ph.D., M.D. students team up in bench-to-bedside program

Aug. 16, 2012—This summer, the Program in Developmental Biology introduced a new format to its annual Boot Camp class.

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