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Reporter Dec 19 2014

Award winners embody commitment to service

Jan. 2, 2015—The most recent Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at the Winter Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium.

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Gene regulators of circulating trans fatty acids identified

Dec. 18, 2014—High consumption of trans fatty acids (TFA) has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and even cancer.

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Year in Review 2014: Multiple national rankings recognized VUMC

Dec. 18, 2014—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center again placed highly in several of the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report. • In the 2014-15 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals,” VUMC had 12 out of a possible 16 specialties either nationally ranked or designated as nationally high performing. In the magazine’s “Regional...

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Year in Review 2014: Appointments strengthen VUMC’s missions

Dec. 18, 2014—Walter Clair, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine and medical director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, was named interim executive director and chief medical officer for the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI). He succeeded Keith Churchwell, M.D., who departed Vanderbilt to join Yale-New Haven Health System as vice president and executive director of Cardiovascular Services. William...

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Pilon celebrated for VUSN community partnership efforts

Dec. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt and community members came together in the Langford Lobby last week to recognize Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., R.N., who is stepping down from her role as senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing at the end of this month.

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Autism Speaks lauds Camarata’s contributions, years of support

Dec. 18, 2014—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has been honored by Autism Speaks, a national autism advocacy and research organization, for dedicated service.

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Nashville Coalition for the Homeless honors VUSN’s Ketel

Dec. 18, 2014—The Nashville Coalition for the Homeless recently honored Christian Ketel, DNP, MSN, manager of the Clinic at Mercury Courts, with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Dec. 18, 2014—At her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., R.N., the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, shares a laugh with Vanderbilt’s William Stead, M.D., left, and Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S.

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Improvements strengthen VUMC’s core missions: Balser

Dec. 18, 2014—Last month’s announcement to restructure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a “financially distinct” entity from Vanderbilt University will give the Medical Center more flexibility and allow it to access capital as it continues to build the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, now close to 45 affiliated hospitals strong, and invest in programs and facilities on the main campus in ways that will positively impact clinical programs as well as the research and educational missions, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said during Wednesday’s Winter 2014 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.

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Year in review: 2014 a year of accomplishments, milestones for VUMC

Dec. 18, 2014—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2014.

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Family’s gift bolsters schizophrenia research, treatment

Dec. 18, 2014—A “transformational” $6.4 million gift from Dallas couple Donald Test Jr., and his wife, Charlotte, who have a very personal connection to the devastating disease of schizophrenia, is supporting Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry research and treatment into schizophrenia and related disorders.

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Sounds of the season

Dec. 18, 2014—Every holiday season, members of the Vanderbilt Community Chorus sing holiday-themed carols to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patients, family members and visitors.

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