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Reporter July 19 2013

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jul. 18, 2013—Dear Colleagues, Openness and transparency are key elements of our culture. My goal in these regular, system-wide communications is to provide you with facts. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has never been stronger. Over the last few years, and even in recent months, our local and national reputation has grown significantly in all three of our...

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Hickson named to new quality, safety role

Jul. 18, 2013—Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and the Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, is being promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Prevention.

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VU researchers ‘goldsmith’ new RSV vaccine approach

Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt vaccine researchers are using gold nanotechnology to develop a new approach to making vaccines.

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Data management tool developed at VU sees global growth

Jul. 18, 2013—The number of researchers and institutions worldwide using a Vanderbilt University-developed Web application to collect and manage their data has about doubled in the past year.

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Brown among Health Care Fellows

Jul. 18, 2013—The Nashville Health Care Council recently celebrated the commencement of its inaugural class of Nashville Health Care Fellows, including Vanderbilt’s Laura Beth Brown, vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services.

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Music City Tennis Invitational holds serve for Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—The Music City Tennis Invitational celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with another banner year, raising $73,000 for the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Teamwork drives Maternal Fetal Medicine program

Jul. 18, 2013—When Steffanie and Jon Sawyer were told their unborn son had a spinal birth defect called spina bifida, they decided to travel from their home in the Chicago area to Vanderbilt for fetal surgery.

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VUSM rolls out fully integrated Curriculum 2.0

Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 arrived on campus in July with a big agenda before them. In addition to acclimating to new surroundings and faces, these students will also be stepping into a new, and nationally recognized, medical education model.

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Technology allows bedside look inside patients’ hearts

Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute physicians are taking advantage of new technology in critical care that allows them to quickly visualize the patient’s heart at the bedside.

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Norden’s teaching career celebrated

Jul. 18, 2013—The retirement of Master Science Teacher Jeanette Norden, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, after more than 40 years with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, marks the end of an educational era.

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U.S. News again ranks VUMC among nation’s elite

Jul. 16, 2013—U.S. News and World Report’s newly released Best Hospitals edition again places Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the best in the nation, and shows that VUMC’s specialty programs continue to grow in national prominence.

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Training program meets ‘critical need’ for earlier autism identification

Jul. 11, 2013—A three-year study that evaluated the effectiveness of a training program designed to enhance autism spectrum disorder identification and assessment within community pediatric settings was released this week in the journal Autism.

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