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Acquisition enhances women’s services in Williamson County

Aug. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has acquired The Franklin Women’s Center, a group of six obstetrician/gynecologists and two women’s health nurse practitioners in Williamson County who will form a new group, the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center at Williamson Medical Center. The physicians – Katherine Dykes, M.D., Alison Mullaly, M.D., Cynthia L. Netherton, M.D., Nancy Osburn, M.D.,...

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Advisory councils tap experience of patients, families

Aug. 30, 2012—Confusion over the check-in process. A missing sign. A bathroom that needs cleaning. A route difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. These are things that Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff can easily overlook but can make or break a patient’s experience. Through its Patient and Family Advisory Councils, VUMC has tapped into its best resources...

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Conte Center receives grant to study serotonin

Aug. 30, 2012—The Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt has received a $10.5 million federal grant to continue its groundbreaking research on serotonin signaling in the brain for another five years.

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Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

Aug. 30, 2012—Racial differences exist in quality surgical care, new research from VICC finds.

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Targeting new pathways to ease pain

Aug. 30, 2012—The spinal cord’s neuropeptide Y signaling pathway may be a good target for new pain therapeutics.

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Carell remembered as champion of Vanderbilt

Aug. 29, 2012—Ann Scott Carell died after a short illness on Aug. 20, in Nashville, surrounded by her family. She and her husband of 52 years, the late Monroe Carell Jr., the former CEO of Central Parking Corp., were longtime philanthropic leaders throughout Nashville. The Carell’s philanthropy at Vanderbilt supported many important efforts including endowed scholarships for...

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents

Aug. 27, 2012—There is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for therapies currently used in adolescents and young adults with autism.

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Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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Bogota stint gives oral surgery resident glimpse of global need

Aug. 23, 2012—While Benjamin Foley, D.D.S., was on a two-week surgical rotation in Bogota, Colombia, the impact of limited access to health care was as clear as the fused jaw of a 6-year-old child.

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State of Medical Center Address Set for Sept. 18

Aug. 23, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will deliver the 2012 State of the Medical Center Address at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Langford Auditorium. Nationwide challenges and new directions impacting all VUMC staff and faculty will be discussed. The address will also be available...

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Collins to direct VUSN’s Nurse-Midwifery program

Aug. 23, 2012—Michelle Collins, Ph.D., CNM, has been named program director for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program.

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