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Reporter May 31 2019

State of Nursing address reflects on success and focuses on future

May. 31, 2019—Nurses Week is celebrated each May. This year’s theme was “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate,” highlighting the work of more than 4 million nurses in the United States

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Faces of courage

May. 30, 2019—Sgt. Noah Galloway, a fitness expert and motivational speaker, interacts with patients during a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of VMAA president and diversity pioneer, W. Bedford Waters, MD

May. 30, 2019—W. Bedford Waters, MD, current president of the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and the second African American to graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), died May 25. He was 71.

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Kannankeril elected VP for research of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society

May. 29, 2019—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been elected to serve as vice president for research of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society.

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Study details regulation of a multi-drug transporter

May. 29, 2019—P-glycoprotein distinguishes between chemicals that it will expel from a cell and inhibitors that block its action.

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Card named president-elect of American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses

May. 29, 2019—Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, nursing research consultant and nurse practitioner, has been named president-elect for the American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). She will serve as president beginning in April 2020.

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New pediatric patient simulator enhancing training for state EMS providers, other hospitals

May. 29, 2019—Children's Hospital acquires pediatric patient simulator to enhance training with other hospitals and EMS providers throughout the state.

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Kennedy Center program seeks to help community providers treat adults with autism

May. 29, 2019—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center are on a quest to increase health care capacity for adults with autism by bringing quality care into their communities.

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Sneak peek

May. 28, 2019—Patient ambassadors recently helped give the Carell family a sneak peek at the first new floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt expansion, scheduled to open at the end of June.

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Take your best shot

May. 28, 2019—Celebrity photographer, Jeremy Cowart, hams it up with CeCe Townsend and Zaden Dill, during a visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital on May 21.

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VUMC launches personalized care-themed ad campaign

May. 24, 2019—A major television advertising campaign for Vanderbilt University Medical Center is underway and will feature eight patient stories built around the theme “Defining Personalized Care.” The campaign represents VUMC’s largest advertising effort in many years. Television ads will run in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Jackson, as well as Huntsville, Alabama, and Paducah, Bowling Green...

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