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reporter sept 14 2012 Archives

Team effort key after employee’s cardiac arrest

Sep. 13, 2012—Mouzon Siddiqi, who has accrued 11 months of sick leave during her 37 years as a Vanderbilt employee, has to use some of those days after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sept. 6, outside the University Club.

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Study tracks potential coverage gaps under Affordable Care Act

Sep. 13, 2012—An analysis of Massachusetts’ health care reform program by a Vanderbilt researcher indicates insurance gaps may remain as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands insurance coverage beginning in 2014.

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Brothers’ efforts in Lwala honored by the Peace Corps

Sep. 13, 2012—The Peace Corps has selected Milton and Fred Ochieng’ as this year’s recipients of their annual Director’s Award.

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Collins to manage Interpreter Services for hospitals, clinics

Sep. 13, 2012—Hope Collins has been named to the new position as manager of Interpreter Services.

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Photo: College Cup

Sep. 13, 2012—Each year, students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine join one of four Advisory Colleges for general support throughout medical school. Here, members of Chapman College cheer after winning first place in relay races during the annual annual College Cup, which also includes events ranging from an Iron Chef cookoff to a dodgeball competition. Robinson...

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Family mass vaccination exercise set for Sept. 29

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt employees with children between 4 and 14 are being invited to participate in a free four-hour Family Mass Vaccination exercise on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Photo: Chad’s wish

Sep. 13, 2012—In honor of former patient Chad Crabtree, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee donated 11 state-of-the-art, flat-screen televisions to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The teenager died after a long battle with leukemia, and he used his wish to make sure children undergoing treatments in the hospital’s myelosuppression unit have the best entertainment possible....

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Assembly outlines VUMC clinical enterprise goals

Sep. 13, 2012—With the continued dedication and hard work of staff and faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center managed to surpass financial goals for the fiscal year that concluded June 30.

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Carmaker’s gift boosts childhood cancer research

Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Event set to tackle youth sports safety

Sep. 12, 2012—Doctors and safety experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a free sports safety clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mathew School in Franklin, Tenn.

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