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Reporter Nov 13 2015

VUMC’s Morrison named president of American Orthoptic Council

Nov. 12, 2015—David Morrison, M.D., associate professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, is the new president of the American Orthoptic Council (AOC). He will serve a two-year term.

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Earthquake victim’s journey leads to Children’s Hospital

Nov. 12, 2015—Eleuseo Morales-Garcia awoke suddenly to his San Marcos, Guatemala, home shaking violently on July 7, 2014. It was 5 a.m. and the walls were crumbling around him, his wife, Audelia Marta-Ortiz, and their five children.

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Study helps clarify components of DNA ‘copy machine’

Nov. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have generated a “parts list” for the molecular machinery that duplicates DNA each time a cell divides. The research has implications for cancer therapies that target components of this machinery.

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Employer Roundtable explores prescription drug spending

Nov. 12, 2015—Some employers have called prescription drug benefits the “black hole” of company-backed health plans, with costs escalating despite years of efforts to bring them in check.

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Vanderbilt physicians named among best in U.S.

Nov. 11, 2015—Best Doctors in America, an annual listing of the nation’s physicians who are peer selected for inclusion, is again acknowledging the expertise of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) faculty.

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