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Son’s kidney donation to his mother the ultimate gift

Dec. 20, 2012—For as long as Noah Harrison can remember, he has made all of his mother’s Christmas, birthday and other special occasion gifts by hand. But this year, Harrison’s gift for his mother goes beyond the typical card or crafty ornament. It can officially be labeled the best gift ever and it came a week early....

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Study examines ACA’s impact on uncompensated care

Dec. 20, 2012—The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care, according to a study by John Graves, Ph.D., a Vanderbilt policy expert in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Graves used financial data from U.S. hospitals and insurance data in each state...

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Patients, families at heart of new ‘Promise’ campaign

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is taking its commitment to a patient-centered experience to a new level through the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a six-point commitment statement being rolled out publicly in February.

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Quality, innovation key to VUMC’s fiscal health: Balser

Dec. 13, 2012—As medical centers across the country respond to declining revenue streams and a federal budget crisis, focusing on the quality of the patient experience becomes ever more important.

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CDC selects VU to lead national adverse vaccine event reviews

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to lead a consortium of top national experts in vaccine safety in performing timely reviews of adverse vaccine events.

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New Neurology residency program director brings global perspective

Dec. 13, 2012—After a decade of growth in the Department of Neurology’s residency program, Heather Koons, M.D., is stepping into the role of program director and brings a uniquely international perspective.

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Room’s lead-lined walls protect patients, caregivers

Dec. 6, 2012—Ten-year-old Madison Monday holds a small stuffed brown bear tightly under her arm as she receives an innovative therapy for neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from nerve tissue.

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Research becomes personal for Delpire

Dec. 6, 2012—Eric Delpire, Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and director of the Anesthesiology Basic Science Research Division, has spent the past 15 years developing genetically altered mice for use in scientific research, and he now knows the value of his research in a very personal way.

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Award honors strong bonds between VU, Nashville CARES

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named to receive the Nashville CARES Corporate Partner Award.

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Research training program seeks global impact

Dec. 6, 2012—For Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ph.D. programs in the biomedical sciences, “diversity” means more than “international.”

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Polarity protein suppresses tumor growth, invasion

Nov. 29, 2012—The machinery that builds the characteristic shape of epithelial cells suppresses breast cancer formation and metastasis in a mouse model.

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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.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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