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Reporter Nov 14 2014

Vanderbilt University and Medical Center Announce Steps to Strengthen Future

Nov. 14, 2014—Today, Vanderbilt University announced the institution is embarking on a process to re-configure VUMC as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from Vanderbilt University. The two organizations will remain tightly woven together by mission, academic programs, and the respected Vanderbilt name. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, will lead...

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Transplant Center celebrates 25 years of giving gift of life

Nov. 13, 2014—The charter that was written in 1989 upon the creation of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) continues to hold true to its mission — to propel and direct organ transplantation, research, medicine, technology, education and the public education of transplantation into the future as the recognized leader and national authority of multi-organ transplantation.

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Grant bolsters inguinal hernia repair research

Nov. 13, 2014—Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S., has been awarded a $3 million federal grant for a multi-center, multi-disciplinary study to examine the safety outcomes of early versus later inguinal hernia repair for premature infants.

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Standardized social, behavioral data key to EHR success

Nov. 13, 2014—In recent years the federal government has used financial incentives and penalties to promote use of electronic health records (EHR), but in these regulations the issue of EHR data interoperability — that is, data standardization — has been left largely unresolved, dimming prospects for data exchange, population health surveillance and systematic improvement across health networks.

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Speaker explores promise of ‘bioelectronic medicine’

Nov. 13, 2014—Can an implanted electrical device like a cardiac pacemaker effectively treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including cases that have not responded to drug therapy?

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VUSM students land Sarnoff Foundation awards

Nov. 13, 2014—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students are among 11 individuals nationwide to receive Sarnoff Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship awards for 2014-2015.

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Photo: Veterans Day visit

Nov. 13, 2014—Personnel from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, took part in a special Veterans Day Panel at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Tuesday.

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THA honors Vanderbilt staff, faculty

Nov. 13, 2014—Six Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff were honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) at last week’s annual meeting in Nashville.

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Physical therapy helps ease vocal muscle imbalances

Nov. 13, 2014—For singers who suddenly can’t hit their high notes or call center workers who develop pain while speaking, physical therapy may offer new treatment solutions.

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Hanto to lead pediatric liver transplant program

Nov. 13, 2014—Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., has his sights on Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. No stranger to building nationally recognized liver transplant programs — he has three under his belt — the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center aims to work with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver center at Children’s Hospital.

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Flu vaccination plan revised for all VUMC personnel

Nov. 13, 2014—In an effort to protect both employees and patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from potential harm, the Medical Center is revising its influenza vaccination plan and mandating the influenza vaccine for all VUMC employees.

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Hackers target Vanderbilt users in phishing attack

Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.

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