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Reporter Nov 15 2013

Aronoff to lead Division of Infectious Diseases

Nov. 14, 2013—David Aronoff, M.D., has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Heart Institute studying absorbable coronary stent

Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in a clinical trial to evaluate a medical device for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

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Vanderbilt, Leipzig research collaboration sees strong results

Nov. 14, 2013—During the past two weeks, the fifth international symposium between Leipzig and Vanderbilt universities was held on the Vanderbilt campus, as seven Leipzig faculty members presented a series of chemical biology-related lectures.

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Photo: NorthCrest clinic debut

Nov. 14, 2013—Officials with NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield and Vanderbilt celebrate the opening of the new Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health at NorthCrest. Patients can call 343-5700 to schedule appointments at the integrative clinic.

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Diabetes Center to celebrate major milestones

Nov. 14, 2013—The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is celebrating two significant milestones this month.

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Aaronson named medical director of Spine Center

Nov. 14, 2013—Oran Aaronson, M.D., associate professor of Neurological Surgery, has been named medical director of the Vanderbilt Spine Center.

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National Cancer Institute director set for Discovery Lecture

Nov. 14, 2013—The director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, M.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21. His lecture, “New Directions in Cancer Research,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

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Photo: Military perspective

Nov. 14, 2013—U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. (retired) Kimberly Siniscalchi addressed a packed audience at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this week, in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors three from VUMC

Nov. 14, 2013—Three members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community were among 19 individuals and organizations honored at the 75th annual meeting of the Tennessee Hospital Association, held recently in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

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Initiative promotes patient awareness of ACA options

Nov. 14, 2013—On Jan. 1, 2014, hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans will become eligible for federally subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a campaign to increase patient awareness about the ACA and help patients enroll in subsidized insurance plans.

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Vision research group names VU graduate student to its board

Nov. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt graduate student Megan Capozzi has been named the Member-In-Training Board of Trustee to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

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Photo: Emergency preparedness

Nov. 14, 2013—VUMC was one of several area hospitals and federal, state and local agencies participating in in last week’s 2013 Regional Hospitals Fall Severe Weather Exercise.

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