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Reporter Aug 20 2021

Concepcion named medical director of the Vanderbilt Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

Aug. 19, 2021—Beatrice Concepcion, MD, associate professor of Medicine, has been appointed medical director of the Vanderbilt Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program.

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Jackson elected fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Aug. 19, 2021—Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

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Churchwell, Creech, Wilkins among NBJ award winners

Aug. 18, 2021—Three leaders of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community are among the winners of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Innovation awards.

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Haynes named interim chair of Otolaryngology

Aug. 18, 2021—David Haynes, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) effective July 1. He will serve in this role until Eben Rosenthal, MD, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and associate director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center, joins Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the department’s next chair on Oct. 11.

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Miniat named director of VUMC Nursing Support Services

Aug. 18, 2021—Chandler Miniat, MMHC, has been named director of Nursing Support Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Miniat will report to Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer.

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Collaborative helping Midstate nursing homes control COVID-19

Aug. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a two-year, $1.2 million award from the Tennessee Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide tailored education and coaching to 75 Middle Tennessee nursing homes focused on infection control, quality improvement and other pandemic-related challenges.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center to be focus of national TV series

Aug. 17, 2021—A new documentary television series premiering this fall follows the life-saving stories of organ transplant patients at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

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First Listen: Season 2 ‘Vanderbilt Health DNA’ podcast trailer

Aug. 16, 2021—New episodes of the #ListenDNA podcast series drop every week starting Aug. 23. 

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