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Reporter Feb 14 2014

Vanderbilt cardiologist says love is good for the heart

Feb. 13, 2014—With Valentine’s Day just one day away, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D., says being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart.

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Major grant creates clinical research network

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an 18-month, $6.9 million award to set up a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that can reach millions of patients and speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

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Leadership moves bolster patient access experience

Feb. 13, 2014—Health care service and access are at the crux of new Vanderbilt University Medical Center leadership appointments.

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Agreement sets stage for enhanced My Cancer Genome

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and GenomOncology have announced an agreement for the exclusive commercial development of a decision support tool based on My Cancer Genome, an online precision cancer medicine knowledge resource for physicians, patients, caregivers and researchers.

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VUMC’s Ho honored with presidential research award

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, has received a presidential honor for his innovative studies of mechanisms by which drug transporter proteins mediate the absorption, distribution and elimination of chemotherapeutic agents.

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Informatics tools link protein structure, drug action: speaker

Feb. 13, 2014—Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Bioengineering, Genetics and Medicine at Stanford University, posed an intriguing question at last week’s Discovery Lecture: is it possible to predict drug side effects from the 3D-structure of proteins?

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Deisseroth set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 13, 2014—Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., renowned for his development of tools that allow scientists to control and map brain circuits, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22.

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Slayton to direct VUMC Quality Improvement

Feb. 13, 2014—Jenny Slayton, R.N., MSN, has been appointed to the newly created role of executive director of Quality Improvement for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Love to direct VUSN psychiatric nurse practitioner program

Feb. 13, 2014—Rene Love, DNP, MSN, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She succeeds Susie Adams, Ph.D., R.N., who was recently named Nursing Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health at VUSN.

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Sandberg, Weaver named to AAMC faculty council

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Alissa Weaver, M.D., Ph.D., have been appointed to three-year terms on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. The council is charged with identifying and communicating critical issues faced by medical school faculty members as they relate to the creation and implementation...

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Otolaryngology society lauds Wanna’s research efforts

Feb. 13, 2014—George Wanna, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named to receive the Harris P. Mosher Award from the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society Inc., also known as the Triological Society.

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Photo: Blackhawk visits

Feb. 13, 2014—The musical group Blackhawk recently performed for patients at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The group raises funds for the Cancer Center in honor of former bandmate Van Stephenson, who died from melanoma.

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