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Reporter May 1 2015

Brown receives ATHENA award

Apr. 30, 2015—Katherine Brown, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., an occupational therapist with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, recently received the 2015 ATHENA International Young Professional Leadership Award. Brown is founder of Learn CPR America LLC, an author and a national speaker on topics in health and wellness, women’s empowerment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the award at...

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Epilepsy Program again achieves national recognition

Apr. 30, 2015—For the eleventh consecutive year, the Vanderbilt Epilepsy Program has been designated a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), the highest level of recognition.

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VUMC again among “100 Great Hospitals”

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review and is the only health facility in Tennessee to make the list.

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Photo: Cancer screening

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians recently provided free cancer screenings for 116 patients at the Odess Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Clinic and the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

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Love named a fellow of AANP

Apr. 30, 2015—Rene Love, DNP, director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) Program, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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Team tracks how kidney responds to blood pressure meds

Apr. 30, 2015—Changes in the kidney can limit the blood pressure-lowering effects of thiazide diuretics, a new study reports.

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Babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms on rise

Apr. 30, 2015—The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period.

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VICC at Franklin adds new radiation therapy technology

Apr. 30, 2015—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Franklin has added new technology to enhance treatment for patients needing radiation therapy or stereotactic body radiation.

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Stem cells, Wnt signaling explored at Discovery lecture

Apr. 30, 2015—Our tissues are in a constant state of flux — cells are lost and cells are generated, with local signals and stem cells maintaining the balance, said Roel Nusse, Ph.D., during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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David Ong, professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, dies at 71

Apr. 28, 2015—David E. Ong, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, whose contributions to research in the area of vitamin A biochemistry were recognized worldwide, died April 25. He was 71.

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