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Reporter Jan 8 2016

Baylor’s Angelaki set to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jan. 7, 2016—Dora Angelaki, Ph.D., the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will provide a “computational perspective on autism” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 14.

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Honoring Hildreth

Jan. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently hosted a special reception honoring James Hildreth, M.D., center, who was named president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College last year.

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Nominations sought for Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

Jan. 7, 2016—Feb. 4 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2016 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards for teaching, clinical service and research.

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Transplant highlights strong bond between police officers

Jan. 7, 2016—For 17 years Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis has answered the call to help his community.

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Vanderbilt study raises questions about reporting incidental genetic findings

Jan. 5, 2016—A genetic test that suggests a patient may be at increased risk for potentially fatal heart rhythms is very often not as ominous as it sounds.

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Unauthorized access of patient information can result in termination

Jan. 5, 2016—Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) clinical databases — Epic, Medipac or Star Panel — to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under someone’s care, can result in progressive discipline or even termination.

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VUMC mourns loss of critical care leader Wheeler

Dec. 21, 2015—Arthur P. “Art” Wheeler, M.D., professor of Medicine and the longtime director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), died Thursday, Dec. 17, from cancer. He was 58.

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Save the date for annual MLK lecture

Nov. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and School of Medicine, in conjunction with the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series, will present Dr. Rita K. Adeniran on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

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