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Reporter Aug 30 2019

Bailey to direct general surgery residency program

Sep. 5, 2019—Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has been named the new program director of the general surgery residency training program in the Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences.

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Slovis to step down from top Emergency Medicine role

Aug. 30, 2019—After serving more than 27 years as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Corey M. Slovis, MD, has decided to step down.

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New tool helps predict patients’ opioid needs after cesarean section

Aug. 29, 2019—Most women who undergo a cesarean section are sent home with more opioids than they need, but a significant proportion of women use all opioids and report unmet pain needs, according to Sarah Osmundson, MD, MS, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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CMA-supported space debuts at Children’s Hospital

Aug. 29, 2019—Members of the country music industry came together to celebrate the newly opened 10th floor of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The space was made possible, in part, through significant support from the Country Music Association (CMA).

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Diamond named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Aug. 29, 2019—Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has many titles and serves in multiple roles — associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery, director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) and team physician for Vanderbilt University, the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Sounds.

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Exceptional graduate students honored with Dean’s Award

Aug. 29, 2019—Eleven graduate students entering their fourth year of training have received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies.

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VUMC receives grant for opioid education training

Aug. 29, 2019—The AAMC Opioid Education Challenge Grant Program has selected five institutions or partnering institutions to receive an award of up to $25,000 each for opioid education training.

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Aspirnaut education program reaches decade mark

Aug. 29, 2019—Ten years on, a unique summer research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center designed primarily for rural high school students with limited resources is achieving its goal of increasing the diversity of the nation’s scientists and engineers.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital celebration

Aug. 28, 2019—On Aug. 20 and 21, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) hosted its first employee celebration, complete with free Chik-fil-A, a photo booth and door prizes that included four suite tickets to a Nashville Predators game and custom jerseys for the winner’s family.

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LifeFlight expands critical care transport to ground ambulances

Aug. 28, 2019—by Jerry Jones For the past 35 years, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has offered critical care air transport via one of its aircraft and has now expanded that ability to include ground transports via one of its two new, large specialized ground ambulances. The new ambulances will help provide care to adult patients when they can’t be...

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VUMC investigators receive Keck Foundation award for novel atherosclerosis research

Aug. 26, 2019—A team of researchers has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore a novel model of atherosclerosis development.

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Colorectal cancer researchers receive SPORE funding

Aug. 26, 2019—Colorectal cancer researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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