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Reporter Dec 11 2020

School of Nursing names Steaban Honorary Alumna

Dec. 10, 2020—Robin Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH), has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) with the school’s Honorary Alumna distinction. The award was presented during a virtual celebration on Oct. 20.

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HIV patients stay away after Nigerian clinic introduces fees

Dec. 10, 2020—Six years ago, in Nigeria, funding cutbacks for HIV treatment and the consequent introduction of patient fees were associated with sharp declines in new HIV clinic enrollments and patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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VHVI’s Brown, Agrawal receive American Heart Association awards

Dec. 10, 2020—Two Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute researchers are receiving awards from the American Heart Association.

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Nominations being sought for School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Dec. 10, 2020—Nominations are being sought for the following 2021 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Awards:

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VUMC mourns loss of pediatrician Geoffrey Fleming

Dec. 9, 2020—Geoffrey Fleming, MD, professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Vice President of Vanderbilt University Medical Center Continuous Professional Development, died Dec. 8. He was 50.

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Coogan named chair of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Dec. 8, 2020—After an extensive national search Alice Coogan, MD, interim chair of the Department and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PM&I), has been named as the department’s next chair, effective immediately. Coogan will be the seventh chair of the department and the first female chair.

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Cortez named interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer

Dec. 8, 2020—David Cortez, PhD, Richard N. Armstrong Professor of Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

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Poll shows fewer than 6 in 10 Tennessee parents report wearing masks all the time, nearly half won’t vaccinate their children for COVID-19

Dec. 8, 2020—Many Tennessee parents are not wearing masks consistently to control community spread of COVID-19, despite recommendations from public health officials, according to new a poll conducted by the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy.

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VUMC earns Most Wired recognition from CHIME

Dec. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired, a recognition program managed by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

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