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Reporter June 14 2013

Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety

Jul. 17, 2013—When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus – the eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light can damage the eyes, said Daniel Weikert, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI), and...

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Dobie named chief of Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology

Jun. 13, 2013—Katherine Dobie, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology, succeeding Shannon Hersey, M.D., who accepted a position as medical director of Anesthesia Operations at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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Schaffner lauded by National Meningitis Foundation

Jun. 13, 2013—The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is naming William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, as the 2013 recipient of its Health Achievement Award.

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Clinical Pharmacology celebrates 50th anniversary

Jun. 13, 2013—Since it was founded in 1963, the Vanderbilt Division of Clinical Pharmacology has pioneered “translational science” and continues to transform medical practice worldwide, speakers at the division’s 50th anniversary scientific symposium said last week.

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Walker named fellow of the American College of Radiology

Jun. 13, 2013—Ronald Walker, M.D., professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) during the recent ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

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New protocol takes the sting out of Children’s Hospital outpatient procedures

Jun. 13, 2013—A patient comfort protocol is rendering minor procedures less painful and upsetting for younger outpatients of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Update on Lwala Community Alliance set for June 24

Jun. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University physicians are invited to attend a luncheon briefing Monday, June 24, on the Lwala Community Alliance, established in 2007 by Vanderbilt-trained doctors Fred and Milton Ochieng’ to bring medical services to their rural village in Kenya.

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New system standardizes patient education materials

Jun. 13, 2013—When patients first come to the Vanderbilt Neurology Clinic, they often have alarming or painful symptoms.

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Neurosurgery resident lands ‘Top Gun’ award for surgical skills

Jun. 13, 2013—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurosurgery resident earned “Top Gun” honors at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

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Vanderbilt mourns ‘consummate scientist’ Cunningham

Jun. 11, 2013—A memorial service for Leon W. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Calvary United Methodist Church at 3701 Hillsboro Road in Nashville.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named among nation’s best

Jun. 11, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the top pediatric health care hospitals in "U.S. News & World Report" magazine's annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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