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VUSM alumni show scholarship support

Dec. 6, 2012—In this day of physician shortages and broad-based economic hardship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) alumni have come together to support the training of the next generation of physicians.

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‘MLK Day: A View from the Pulpit’ scheduled for Jan. 21

Dec. 4, 2012—The Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson of Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tenn., will present “MLK Day: A View from the 21st-century Pulpit” at noon on Monday, Jan. 21. Robinson’s talk, to be held in Light Hall, Room 208, is sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Vanderbilt School of Nursing in conjunction...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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New faculty: John Graves plays role in shaping national health policy

Nov. 20, 2012—John Graves was part of the team hired by the Obama administration to provide statistical and economic evidence that would inform the development of the Affordable Care Act.

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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New Medical Faculty 2012

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty for 2012 School of Medicine Aqeela Afzal, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of neurological surgery Francisco Aguirre, M.D. Instructor in clinical obstetrics and gynecology Neda Ahmadi, M.D. Instructor in otolaryngology Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of biomedical informatics Joseph A. Akamah,...

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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VUSM student lauded for Mobile Market

Oct. 18, 2012—Ravi Patel, a fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, is this year’s winner of the NEXT Youth Entrepreneur Award, and the business he started three years ago, the Nashville Mobile Market, is this year’s winner for Sustainability and Social Enterprise Startup Business of the Year. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur...

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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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Harvard’s Poussaint to deliver Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 8, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 11th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 208 Light Hall.

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Photo: Talent for science

Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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