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Reporter May 24 2013

Message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs about economic position

May. 24, 2013—In recent communications I have highlighted the intense financial challenges we are facing as a leading academic medical center, particularly during this last quarter of the fiscal year.

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Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion

May. 24, 2013—Steve Wolff, M.D., left, was honored at the VICC Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion for his leadership in the development of the Vanderbilt Stem Cell Transplant Program in the early 1980s. John Greer, M.D., presented Wolff, a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, with a signed bat from the Yankees. Wolff is now a...

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School of Medicine’s achievements outlined at Spring Faculty Meeting

May. 23, 2013—In the midst of tight government budgets and uncertain times, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to move ever forward in training the next generation of physician researchers and biomedical scientists.

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2013 Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

May. 23, 2013—The 2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during Wednesday’s Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Award recipients were nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen by the Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards Selection Committee.

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Surgical Pathology takes Pioneer Program to heart

May. 23, 2013—Surgical pathologists are often asked to evaluate tissue samples mid-procedure. These intraoperative consultations entail rapid processing and microscopic evaluation to distinguish diseased tissue from healthy tissue, thus helping guide the surgeon’s hands.

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VU to lead prostate cancer treatment research effort

May. 23, 2013—David Penson, M.D., MPH, professor of Urologic Surgery, has received a $2 million research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study localized prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men.

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Blood test for autism could speed diagnosis

May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-site autism clinical study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a blood test that aims to screen children for referral for autism spectrum disorder evaluation (ASD) earlier and more accurately.

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Conference highlights latest developmental biology research

May. 23, 2013—The annual Southeast Regional meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, hosted by Vanderbilt for the first time since 2006, broke participant records with 163 investigators registered and 81 posters presented.

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VICC hosts cancer researchers during annual retreat

May. 23, 2013—The role of inflammation in gastrointestinal cancer development was a prominent theme among guest speakers during the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center annual retreat held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Two elected fellows of the American Laryngological Association

May. 23, 2013—Two Vanderbilt otolaryngologists are now associate fellows of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology.

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VU expands surgical options for patients with aortic aneurysms

May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed Tennessee’s first fenestrated aortic stent graft surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was previously considered too close to the kidney for minimally invasive surgery.

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Fundraising efforts bolster Shade Tree Clinic

May. 23, 2013—It has been a successful spring in terms of fund raising and grant support for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic.

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