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Reporter June 28 2013

Sleep Center helps barge pilots stay on course

Jun. 27, 2013—At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz.

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Dietetic interns add health and wellness training

Jun. 27, 2013—Sonya Simmons felt like she was losing the battle against an unhealthy lifestyle. After a particularly stressful holiday season, her doctor told her that her blood pressure was creeping up and she was bordering on becoming diabetic.

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Stroke Center strikes ‘Gold’

Jun. 27, 2013—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients.

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Academy of Radiology Research honors VU’s Gore, Omary

Jun. 27, 2013—Two leaders in imaging science at Vanderbilt University are among 43 recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research, academy officials announced last week.

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Project Opportunity graduation

Jun. 27, 2013—Project Opportunity, a 10-month job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently celebrated its five new graduates.

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Annual telethon brings in $1.8 million for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 27, 2013—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon celebrated its 30th year on June 2, raising more than $1.8 million. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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Research effort seeks to improve home care for kidney failure patients

Jun. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt nephrologist, Thomas Golper, M.D., professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Hypertension, is leading an effort to form a research consortium with a goal of improving care for kidney failure patients who receive a form of home dialysis.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness honors VU’s Street

Jun. 27, 2013—David Street, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Biomedical Imaging Science IV set for July 15-18

Jun. 27, 2013—Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science IV, the fourth bi-annual conference sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), will be held July 15-18 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Kapu elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Jun. 27, 2013—April Kapu, MSN, R.N., APRN, has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). AANP fellows are selected based on outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.

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Ehrenfeld to edit health care computing, IT journal

Jun. 27, 2013—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems, succeeding Ralph Grams, M.D., professor of Pathology and Medical Informatics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Ross recalled as champion of Medical Center

Jun. 25, 2013—Joseph C. Ross, M.D., who from 1982 to 1998 served VUMC as associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, died Saturday, June 22, after a lengthy illness. He was 86.

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