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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Archives

Niswender named Culpeper Scholar

Dec. 9, 2005—Vanderbilt University's Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., has been named one of three 2006 Charles E. Culpeper Medical scholars, according to Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships.

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Masys elected ACMI president

Dec. 9, 2005—Daniel Masys, M.D., professor and chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics, is the new president-elect of the American College of Medical Informatics.

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Noted Heart Surgeon Petracek Joins Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dec. 8, 2005—Michael R. Petracek, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon currently practicing with Cardiovascular Surgery Associates and the Saint Thomas Heart Institute, and one of Nashville's leading heart surgeons for over 20 years, is leaving Saint Thomas Hospital to join the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a full-time clinical professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center leads effort to evaluate lung cancer “signatures”

Nov. 28, 2005—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading a multi-institutional effort supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify "molecular signatures" of lung cancer.

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Safety experts at VCH present “Trouble in Toyland” report

Nov. 23, 2005—Just before the peak of the holiday shopping season, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has released its 20th annual toy safety report. Experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt want parents to be aware of the potential hazards these toys may pose.

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Youngest Triple-Organ Recipient in Vanderbilt’s History Now Recovering

Nov. 14, 2005—A 15-year-old Coffee County girl is recovering after becoming the first child to receive a simultaneous heart and double-lung transplant at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Nov. 8.

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FDA Approves First New Therapy In a Decade For Most Lethal Cancer

Nov. 2, 2005—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new therapy in almost a decade for pancreas cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Seeking Volunteers for New HIV Vaccine

Nov. 2, 2005—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting healthy volunteers for the second phase of testing of a novel HIV vaccine regimen that also is being studied in AIDS-battered countries around the world.

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Two LifeFlight nurses land national awards

Oct. 25, 2005—Two Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurses have been recognized by their industry peers and been named national flight program director of the year and national flight nurse of the year and were recognized at award ceremonies in Texas held this past week.

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VUSN’s Vine Hill Community Offers VUSN’s Vine Hill Community Clinic Offers Flu Shots and Flu Mist

Oct. 24, 2005—The Vine Hill Community Clinic, operated by the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's University Community Health Services, is offering flu shots and FluMist to the general public starting Oct. 24.

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VCH expert debunks Halloween myths: Costumes pose more danger than candy tampering

Oct. 17, 2005—In his 22 years working as a Pediatric Emergency Physician, Tom Abramo, M.D., the new Director of Emergency Medicine for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, has seen lots of bags of X-rayed Halloween candy, and he has seen where the danger of Halloween lies: not in the candy.

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Watkins lecture to feature Howard‘s Taylor

Oct. 13, 2005—Howard University‘s Robert Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., is returning to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a guest speaker for the Fourth Annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture on Diversity in Medical Education.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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