Reporter April 10 2015
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Apr. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has implemented a new service to provide assistance with audio/visual (AV) support issues.
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.