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Reporter March 20 2015

Hands On: Clinical Safety training offered April 16-17

Mar. 19, 2015—Hands On: Clinical Safety is the training session to help Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees meet annual safety and competency requirements. The spring session will be held April 16-17 in the lobby of Langford Auditorium from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check-in ends at 5 p.m. Stations available are: Mock Code/Stat Blood Administration N-95 Respirator...

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Photo: Pharmacology Teaching Award

Mar. 19, 2015—From left, Joshua Fessel, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, receives the 2015 Pharmacology Teaching Award from first-year Pharmacology graduate students Brian Bender, Blake Dieckmann and Stephanie Moore during last week’s 24th annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall. (Photo by Steve Green)

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New imaging system reduces X-ray exposure

Mar. 19, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has become the first hospital in the state to install a new imaging system that will help to dramatically reduce X-ray exposure during certain heart procedures. The imaging system allows doctors to rely on fluoroscopy images much less often during catheter ablation procedures used to correct heart arrhythmias...

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Concussion Center reaching beyond school-based sports

Mar. 19, 2015—For more than four years, the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center has offered state-of-the-art care to athletes at all levels. Now the Concussion Center is increasing services for non-school-based athletes, which includes local recreational leagues or travel teams, or sports like gymnastics, martial arts and equestrian. “The public is becoming so much more aware of concussion,...

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VUMC lauded for supporting employees in National Guard

Mar. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently received the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), given to employers whose support surpasses the legal requirements of the USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) law. VUMC’s award was presented for supporting Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH,...

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Data management MOOC educates students worldwide

Mar. 19, 2015—More than 4,700 students from around the globe have received certificates from Vanderbilt’s free five-week Data Management for Clinical Research course, taught online by Paul Harris, Ph.D., Stephany Duda, Ph.D., and Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D. The massive open online course, or MOOC, is offered through Coursera. A multicolored world map shows where this MOOC’s students...

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