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Reporter May 29 2015

Faculty and staff opinions sought during upcoming Pulse Surveys

May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions through upcoming Community Pulse Surveys.

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Research at U.S. academic medical centers faces threats to sustainable support

May. 28, 2015—Unstable federal research funding and reductions in health care revenue for academic medical centers threatens to undermine the nation’s biomedical research enterprise, and in turn clinical medicine, which the nation needs now more than ever.

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Awards recognize commitment to service excellence

May. 28, 2015—Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced May 21 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. These staff and faculty awards are given on a quarterly basis.

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Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly explores changing health care economy

May. 28, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Spring Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly, held on May 21 at Langford Auditorium, highlighted ways the Medical Center is preparing to lead in a consumer-driven health care economy, where patients’ concerns over both cost and quality will drive industry change.

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New colorectal surgery protocol reduces length of hospital stay by 25 percent

May. 28, 2015—For colorectal surgery patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the introduction last summer of a new patient care protocol, which includes intensive follow-up by anesthesiologists in the hospital, has led to an average 25 percent reduction in hospital length of stay after surgery — from four days to three — and 90 percent reduction in the use of opioids to treat post-operative pain.

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VU study to explore Accountable Care Organizations’ impact on cancer screenings

May. 28, 2015—As health care organizations implement new strategies to improve quality and reduce costs, a physician researcher at VUMC is setting out to identify whether there could be unintended effects.

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Slovis receives Community Service Award from Nashville Police Department

May. 28, 2015—The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) presented its Community Service Award to Corey Slovis, M.D., professor and chair of Emergency Medicine, at a recent ceremony at the Music City Center.

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Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

May. 28, 2015—A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients.

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Hackett lauded as one of Women to Watch in health care

May. 28, 2015—Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and chief business officer for Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration, has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women to Watch by Nashville Medical News.

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Photo: The Band Perry

May. 28, 2015—Members of The Band Perry recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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American Laryngological Association honors VUMC’s Ossoff, Garrett

May. 28, 2015—Two faculty members of the Vanderbilt Voice Center have won awards from the American Laryngological Association (ALA).

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McDonald elected to TMA board of trustees

May. 27, 2015—Michel McDonald, M.D., MBA, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology, officially took office as chair of the board of trustees of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) at the group’s annual convention, held last month at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center and attended by about 300 physicians and others in health care.

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