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Reporter June 26 2015

VUSM student receives AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award

Jun. 25, 2015—The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation and the AMA Minority Affairs Section recently named Dagoberto Ordonez, a second-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, a 2015 AMA Foundation Minority Scholars Award recipient.

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Vanderhoef recognized by American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Dawn Vanderhoef is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Education from the American Nurses Psychiatric Association.

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Photo: Leon W. Cunningham Award

Jun. 25, 2015—Catherine Deatherage, a graduate student in the lab of Charles Sanders, Ph.D., received this year’s Leon W. Cunningham Award for Excellence in Biochemistry during a presentation last week. The award, named for the late Leon Cunningham, Ph.D., former chair of the Department of Biochemistry, is given annually to a graduate student in Biochemistry who exemplifies...

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Hanto Named Director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Jun. 25, 2015—Douglas Hanto M.D., Ph.D., professor of Surgery and associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center has been named the Center’s new director. His appointment becomes effective July 1.

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The changing face of health care IT

Jun. 23, 2015—Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment.

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Vanderbilt-led multi-center study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Jun. 22, 2015—New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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Biochemistry professor Richard Armstrong remembered

Jun. 22, 2015—Richard N. Armstrong, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, prominent biochemist, journal editor and mentor, died on June 18 after a brief illness. He was 66.

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