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Reporter Feb 17 2017

Volunteer finds common ground with trauma patients

Feb. 16, 2017—By 5 each morning, businessman Doug Brown is already hard at work, making calls to colleagues around the world.

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Grant strengthens Brantley’s vision research efforts

Feb. 16, 2017—Milam Brantley Jr., M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, recently received a $500,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Macular Degeneration Research to further his work on age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Barut named CNO of Psychiatric Hospital, VBH

Feb. 16, 2017—Jennifer Barut, MSN, R.N., has been named chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH).

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Patient complaints can identify surgeons with higher rates of bad surgical outcomes: study

Feb. 15, 2017—Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in collaboration with six other major academic health systems.

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Concert by singer Wade Hayes and friends to benefit VICC

Feb. 15, 2017—Country music artist and cancer survivor Wade Hayes will host the second annual “Country Hits Back” benefit concert March 7 at the Franklin Theatre. The event will support vitally important cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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