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Reporter Oct 19 2018

Major initiative set to enhance VUMC’s culture of service

Oct. 18, 2018—At some point, everyone has had a customer service experience that was disappointing. Even though everything else may have met or exceeded expectations the things people tend to remember are often the negatives.

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Grant enhances study of new chemotherapy targets

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt chemists have been awarded $7.2 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute to lead an initiative to better understand how a combination chemotherapy for breast cancer targets DNA.

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New incentive offered in search for outdated VUMC logos

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Strategic Marketing team is on a quest to get rid of old and outdated VUMC logos, and it needs help from the VUMC community to make the removal project possible.

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VUMC among Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by the health analytics firm Healthiest Employers and the data firm Springbuk.

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Discovery Lecturer outlines circadian rhythm research

Oct. 18, 2018—As a child growing up in Miami, Michael Young, PhD, marveled at the “four o’clock flowers” in his neighbor’s yard. What caused its blossoms to shrivel against the day-time heat, and open four hours later when the sun set?

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Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 26

Oct. 18, 2018—Patricia Griffin, MD, chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be the guest speaker at the 2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum Oc. 26 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Young heart patient, care team bond through music

Oct. 18, 2018—Sydney Andrade-Rubio usually brings her ukulele during hospital stays and clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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MIT’s Amon named to receive Vanderbilt Prize

Oct. 18, 2018—Angelika Amon, PhD, whose groundbreaking investigations of chromosome segregation during cell division have advanced understanding of how cancer may develop, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today.

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Predators’ gift bolsters fight against pediatric cancer

Oct. 18, 2018—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executives and executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) made their annual presentation recently of proceeds from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Rascal Flatts Celebrity Golf Classic tees up support for Children’s Hospital

Oct. 18, 2018—Country music group Rascal Flatts partnered with Delta Dental of Tennessee and WME to host the third-annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Monday, Oct. 8, at the Golf Club of Tennessee. The Rascal Flatts Celebrity Golf Classic gave teams the opportunity to be matched with a celebrity teammate for a day on the golf course.

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Brady to Succeed Miller as Senior Associate Dean and EVP for Educational Affairs

Oct. 15, 2018—After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice-President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has decided to retire from her leadership positions on July 1, 2019.

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Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 15, 2018—Bradley Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week.

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