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Reporter Aug 17 2012

Effort seeks to remove breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University has signed on for a statewide project to increase exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers.

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Summitt, McGrane take new Burn Center roles

Aug. 16, 2012—Improved care for burn patients through collaboration and shared resources is the goal behind new roles announced at the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the country’s largest Level 1 centers.

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Ph.D., M.D. students team up in bench-to-bedside program

Aug. 16, 2012—This summer, the Program in Developmental Biology introduced a new format to its annual Boot Camp class.

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VICC debuts outpatient cancer clinic in Springfield

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

Aug. 16, 2012—The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday.

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Civil Rights icons explore nature of moral leadership

Aug. 16, 2012—The Rev. James E. Lawson Jr. and John Seigenthaler, two legends of the Civil Rights era who viewed non-violent demonstrations in Nashville from very different seats in the 1960s, sat side-by-side Tuesday at a packed lunchtime conversation in Light Hall about the essentials of developing moral leadership.

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Hill named to health care disparity effort

Aug. 16, 2012—George C. Hill, Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, has been asked to become an inaugural member of a national group of scholars that will work to address health disparities through research and mentoring.

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Predators jump in to help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 16, 2012—The Nashville Predators organization presented more than $151,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to fund cutting-edge cancer research.

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Bentley ready to ride for Children’s Hospital

Aug. 16, 2012—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville on Sunday, Oct. 14, benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Nurse practitioner group honors VUSN’s Case

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Jane Case, DNP, FNP-BC, recently received the 2012 Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Photo: Hydrocephalus Walk

Aug. 16, 2012—More than 500 people trekked in the first Nashville Hydrocephalus Walk held recently. So far, the inaugural 5K walk, sponsored in part by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has raised an estimated $30,000. (photo by Denise Charlene Thomas)

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Initiative aims to boost healthy vending options

Aug. 16, 2012—Over the next two years, Vanderbilt’s Health Plus is partnering with Vanderbilt’s retail director to bring more healthy food options to the Medical Center.

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