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Reporter Oct 16 2015

Photo: Discovery Lecture

Oct. 15, 2015—Ingeborg Hochmair, Ph.D., co-creator of the world’s first microelectronic multi-channel cochlear implant, discussed her pioneering work and future challenges for engineering and research during her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors three

Oct. 15, 2015—The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored Vanderbilt faculty and staff members as well as a volunteer at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville recently.

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Photo: Home Care Services anniversary

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Home Care Services recently celebrated 30 years of helping patients to receive care in their own home environments.

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Radiology’s Block relishes clinical, operational roles

Oct. 15, 2015—Jake Block, M.D., associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, is one of those people who likes to stay busy.

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VUSM seeks to spur medical innovation

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accepting applicants into a novel program aimed at students seeking to transform health and health care through medical innovation.

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Joint injections speed knee replacement recovery: study

Oct. 15, 2015—Another non-opioid option besides nerve blocks works better for patients recovering from knee replacement surgery, according to a study by Andrew Shinar, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

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New Physical Therapy residency programs debut

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched specialized Physical Therapy (PT) residency programs in Orthopaedics (Sports) and Pediatrics in addition to an existing Neurological program, making Vanderbilt one of a handful of hospital systems in the country to offer three or more physical therapy residencies.

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New faculty: Deonni Stolldorf studies the effectiveness of nursing innovations

Oct. 8, 2015—Deonni Stolldorf’s research focuses on determining how innovations in health care can be sustained to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care.

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