Reporter Oct 28 2016
Oct. 27, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hosted a “Howl-o-Ween Paw-ty” with a pet therapy dog show, a “PUParazzi” photo booth with hospital mascot Champ, and a stuffed dog giveaway courtesy of the MINI of Nashville car dealership.
Pinson, Ferguson lauded by Tennessee Hospital Association
Oct. 27, 2016—The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored two people from Vanderbilt University Medical Center with Awards of Excellence at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.
Trial to test aortic valve technique in lower-risk patients
Oct. 27, 2016—In 2011, doctors at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute performed the state’s first transcatheter valve-replacement (TAVR) procedure for high-risk patients suffering from aortic stenosis, the most common valvular heart disease in the United States.
VIGH’s Vermund named dean of Yale School of Public Health
Oct. 27, 2016—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Global Health and a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty since 2005, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He will begin this new role at Yale on Feb. 1, 2017.
Oct. 27, 2016—Dylan Burnette, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, won 12th Place in Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition for a colorful image of a dividing cancer cell.
Camarata named to NIDCD review committee
Oct. 27, 2016—Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been invited to serve a four-year term on the Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC) of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Vanderbilt’s Dugan, Patel, Wallace set for Discovery Lecture
Oct. 27, 2016—Three Vanderbilt University neuroscientists on the forefront of research in autism, addiction and Alzheimer’s disease will discuss their cutting-edge investigations during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Cooking tips from Chuy’s
Oct. 27, 2016—Patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt learned to make guacamole thanks to a visit and cooking demonstration from Chuy’s chef and general manager Gregg Demaso.
Fleming to help drive continuing medical education efforts
Oct. 27, 2016—Geoffrey Fleming, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named vice president of Continuous Professional Development for VUMC.
Academy of Radiology Research honors Chen
Oct. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Li Min Chen, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.
Kappler’s Discovery Lecture
Oct. 27, 2016—John Kappler, Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of autoimmune diseases at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, visited with members of the family of the late Irwin Eskind, M.D., prior to delivering the Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science at VUMC last week.
Newton lands humanitarian award from national anesthesiology group
Oct. 27, 2016—Mark Newton, M.D., professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and director of the Vanderbilt International Anesthesia program, has been named to receive the 2016 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D., Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution Award.