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Reporter May 3 2013

Epilepsy Program receives key quality recognition

May. 2, 2013—The Vanderbilt Epilepsy Program has maintained its designation as a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) for the ninth consecutive year. The program has received the designation since it was implemented in 2005. According to NAEC, Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical...

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Film festival highlights medical students’ work

May. 2, 2013—First-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) students presented their first projects on April 25 at the Student Life Center, as part of a new program at VUSM. The projects were video documentaries about the “what and the why” of being a physician scientist. The film presentations were the culmination of the first year of...

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A Final Emphasis

May. 2, 2013—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Emphasis Project celebrated its final iteration in a poster presentation April 25, in the north lobby of Light Hall. The project paired first-year medical students with a research faculty member to complete an 18-month project. Led for the better part of a decade by the late Dennis O’Day, M.D.,...

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Female scientists share advice at first-ever symposium

May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s first Women in Science Symposium, held April 29, featured prominent female scientists discussing the role of women in scientific leadership positions. In addition, couples in science shared their advice and experience for maintaining a work-life balance. Keynote presentations were given by Madeleine Joullié, Ph.D., professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and...

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National cancer prevention study enrolls 168 at Vanderbilt

May. 2, 2013—Rose Vick, MSN, instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has blood drawn during Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment on April 25. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the goal of the nationwide study is to examine a wide spectrum of lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic risk factors linked to cancer risk and death. Vanderbilt served...

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Awards given at Postdoctoral Research Symposium

May. 2, 2013—Jennifer Noto, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Richard Peek, M.D., receives the 2013 Postdoc of the Year award from Ann Price, M.D., associate dean for Alumni Affairs, during the 7th annual Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium on Tuesday. Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, and F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D.,...

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White coat donors recognized

May. 2, 2013—Reid Thompson, M.D., center, and wife Lorraine Ware, M.D., front, share some wisdom with their white coat recipients, first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students Krystian Kozek, left, and Jonathan Knowlton. Thompson and Ware are sponsoring the students as part of VUSM’s White Coat Sponsorship Program. The traditional short, white lab coats are distributed to...

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Visiting Scholar Parello receives France’s highest honor

May. 2, 2013—  Joseph Parello, Ph.D, visiting scholar in the Department of Pharmacology, received the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honor April 30 in Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus. Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration of France. It recognizes distinguished service to the French Republic...

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Happy Memories

May. 2, 2013—David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, was one of many well-wishers to congratulate Margurite L. Douglas, medical technologist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, at a retirement party in her honor last week. Douglas retired after 62 years of service to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Steve Green)

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Nashville Dancin’ to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 2, 2013—On April 23, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced the return of popular music series, “Nashville Dancin’ presented by Dollar General.” The free event, formerly known as Dancin’ in the District, will host local and national talent Thursday nights throughout the summer kicking off June 13 and continuing through Aug. 1 on Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Monroe...

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Vanderbilt Police establishes new emergency preparedness unit

Apr. 19, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Police Department has established a new unit dedicated to preparing for and managing emergency situations, such as those related to severe weather, large special events, dignitary visits and Vanderbilt sporting events and concerts.

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