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Reporter Jan 25 2013

Petracek named interim chair of Cardiac Surgery

Jan. 24, 2013—Michael Petracek, M.D., has been named interim chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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‘Task list’ to boost StarPanel’s messaging capabilities

Jan. 24, 2013—Within StarPanel, the medical records system used at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, patient care team members each have an electronic message “basket,” making it simple to store messages and link them to medical records.

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Pharmacology society honors Limbird’s impact

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Lee Limbird, Ph.D., has received one of pharmacology’s highest honors — the 2013 Julius Axelrod Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

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Pediatric Neurosurgery expands research efforts

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt is expanding its role in the future treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus by recruiting Chevis Shannon, MBA, MPH, Dr.PH., to serve as director of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Initiative.

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Toxicology society honors Guengerich

Jan. 24, 2013—F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Toxicology Merit Award in recognition of distinguished achievements to toxicology throughout his career.

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School for Science and Math students shine in Intel competition

Jan. 24, 2013—Seven seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) made it to the semifinalist level in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013.

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Genetic testing just one weapon in HIV/AIDS fight

Jan. 24, 2013—Genetic testing has revolutionized the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. But it is not a panacea.

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Calkins lands award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jan. 24, 2013—David Calkins, Ph.D., vice chair and director of Research for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently awarded a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Senior Scientific Investigator Award.

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Gates Foundation grant aids pediatric nutrition research

Jan. 24, 2013—Using a SmartPhone platform and a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Vanderbilt Pediatric Surgeon John Pietsch, M.D., and fourth-year medical student Katherine Allen may revolutionize the way infants and children all over the world are assessed and treated for proper nutrition.

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VUSM student lands award from AMA

Jan. 24, 2013—Kristen Eckstrand, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

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March of Dimes chapter honors excellence of Vanderbilt nurses

Jan. 24, 2013—Each year, the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the March of Dimes recognizes nurses who demonstrate excellence in various aspect of the nursing profession.

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Brown lands health care leadership award

Jan. 24, 2013—Laura Beth Brown, president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services and vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services, has been recognized with Leadership Health Care’s (LHC) Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year award.

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