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Reporter Oct 12 2012

Open Enrollment allows employees to select benefits

Oct. 11, 2012—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for Vanderbilt staff and faculty to elect the coverage that best suits their needs, will take place Oct. 17-31. As it was last year, this is an active enrollment, which means that all benefits-eligible employees need to make benefits elections.

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VU mourns loss of Pediatrics icon Sell

Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.

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Collaborative effort focuses on pediatric traumatic brain injury

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences are offering new interdisciplinary outpatient programs for children ages 3 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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VU scientists cheer Nobel Prize for stem cell research

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.

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Center for Medical Weight Loss opens at One Hundred Oaks

Oct. 11, 2012—When patients come to Vanderbilt’s new Center for Medical Weight Loss, the first thing medical director John Cleek, M.D., wants them to understand is how their bodies use energy.

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New affiliate clinics debut in Franklin and Springfield

Oct. 11, 2012—A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday for the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center at Williamson Medical Center (formerly known as the Franklin Women’s Center).

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Walk-in breast mammograms available in TVC year-round

Oct. 11, 2012—Mammograms can be as easy as TVC.

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New software lets researchers filter enormous proteomic data sets

Oct. 11, 2012—An upcoming issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology announces the release of ProteoWizard Toolkit 3.0, a free set of cross-platform (PC, Mac, Linux) software libraries and applications designed to facilitate proteomics research. The article is now available on the journal’s website.

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Netterville to lead otolaryngology-head, neck surgery group

Oct. 11, 2012—James Netterville, M.D., professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Service, has been elected president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its foundation for the 2012-13 term. He assumed his position in September during the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Day set to promote hand hygiene efforts

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s hand hygiene committee will host its annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day with hand hygiene tables set up outside the Flulapalooza tent on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Photo: Family Mass Vaccination

Oct. 11, 2012—More than 600 people turned out for Vanderbilt’s recent Family Mass Vaccination exercise at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Heart Walk raises spirits, funds for fight against disease

Oct. 11, 2012—The skies cleared and the sun shone on the 2012 Nashville Heart Walk that took place on Vanderbilt’s campus on Saturday.

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