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Reporter April 10 2015

SOCKs a great fit for Children’s Hospital surgeon-scientists

Apr. 9, 2015—After 10 years working together, Chevis Shannon, MBA, MPH, Dr.PH, and John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, can practically finish each other’s sentences and help fuel one another’s academic ideas.

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Vermund named assistant vice chancellor for Global Health

Apr. 9, 2015—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., has been named assistant vice chancellor for Global Health in recognition of the growing importance of globalization to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s research, teaching and patient care missions.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing certifications on rise

Apr. 9, 2015—Over the last year, 21 nurses at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) have received certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the result of a successful push to certify more nurses.

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Hepato-biliary surgery association honors Pinson

Apr. 9, 2015—C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, is the recipient of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

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Free screening event for head and neck cancer set for April 17

Apr. 9, 2015—Of every 100 people in the United States, at least three men or women will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in their lifetimes. These cancers can occur in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lips, mouth, thyroid, salivary glands or the voice box (larynx).

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Photo: Second Look

Apr. 9, 2015—Second Look brings students from across the country who are considering Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for their medical education.

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Chalk Fest to draw up support for Bill Wilkerson Center

Apr. 9, 2015—Professional artists, hobbyists and art enthusiasts from around the country will create sidewalk chalk art in Hillsboro Village this weekend during the premiere of Nashville Chalk Fest — the first celebration of what is hoped to become an annual tradition that benefits the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences.

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Clayton receives leadership award from University of Iowa

Apr. 9, 2015—Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, recently received the 2015 Frank H. Morriss Jr. Leadership Award from the University of Iowa.

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Film explores girl’s bowel transplant surgery journey

Apr. 9, 2015—A documentary to be screened at this year’s Nashville Film Festival will give audiences the opportunity to experience the life of a vivacious young woman making the biggest decision of her life: whether to risk rare and complicated surgery with the potential to radically change her life.

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Photo: Metabolic discoveries

Apr. 9, 2015—Discovery Lecturer Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., helped establish and now co-directs the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge, England.

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New service to help with audio/visual support issues

Apr. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has implemented a new service to provide assistance with audio/visual (AV) support issues.

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New center unites Trauma, Burn, Emergency Surgery

Apr. 9, 2015—The Clinical Services of Trauma, Orthopaedic Trauma, Burn and Emergency General Surgery are formally joining forces to form The Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery. Vanderbilt University Medical Center operates the only certified Level 1 trauma facility in Middle Tennessee.

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