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Reporter April 5 2013

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Apr. 4, 2013—Last month, as the impact of federal budget sequestration (the “sequester”) became reality, I pledged to communicate with you frequently about the unprecedented financial challenges before us, and steps we must all proactively engage.

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Cancer studies reveal new genetic variants

Apr. 4, 2013—The future of cancer is becoming clearer. And it’s not looking so good for cancer.

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Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association

Apr. 4, 2013—Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

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Photo: Longtime collaborators

Apr. 4, 2013—Jeffrey Whitsett, M.D., of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, poses with his Vanderbilt colleague and longtime research collaborator, Mildred Stahlman, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, prior to delivering his Flexner Discovery Lecture entitled “Lessons from Newborn Infants,” March 28 in Vanderbilt’s Light Hall.

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Nobel laureate Hartwell set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 4, 2013—Nobel laureate Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 11.

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Pharmacology forum to explore neurobiology of criminal behavior

Apr. 4, 2013—“The Neurobiology of Criminals” is the theme of the 22nd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, April 11 in 208 Light Hall.

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Infectious diseases foundation honors VUMC’s Schaffner

Apr. 4, 2013—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is awarding William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, with its John P. Utz Leadership Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to their profession and to the NFID.

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Photo: Strong references

Apr. 4, 2013—Carol Quarles, BSN, R.N., and Sadie Land, BSN, R.N., were both referred to VUMC by current Vanderbilt nurses through the Nurse Referral Bonus Program, which runs through April 30.

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Symposium to offer look at latest infectious diseases imaging research

Apr. 4, 2013—The latest research on imaging infectious diseases will be discussed during a mini-symposium noon to 5 p.m., April 12, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Academy for Excellence in Teaching adds members

Apr. 4, 2013—Sixteen new members have been inducted into Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching, a group of “best-of-the-best” educators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Harvard’s Kathiresan set for Wilkinson Lecture

Apr. 4, 2013—Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the ninth annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

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Photo: Cool Springs visit

Apr. 4, 2013—U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn recently toured the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at Cool Springs.

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