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Rachel Senefeld Kromer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

Rachel Senefeld Kromer elected to Association for Nursing Professional Development board of directors

Rachel Senefeld Kromer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, director of Clinical Education and Professional Development for Vanderbilt University Hospital, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Ashton Bertel, left, and Lexi Browning were among the patients who came to the pediatric transplant transition day. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Event introduces pediatric transplant patients to their new adult transplant team providers

VUMC’s adult and pediatric heart transplant programs recently collaborated to create a pediatric transplant transition day, a new event where pediatric transplant patients meet with their new adult transplant team providers to begin the transition to those providers.

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Cell-specific variations in gene regulation may be key to treating pulmonary fibrosis

An international research team co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center has revealed how variations in gene regulation in different cell types drive pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive respiratory disorder characterized by scarring and loss of functional lung tissue.

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH

Distinguished Vanderbilt alum to lead the NIH Fogarty International Center

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, a former faculty member and distinguished alumna of the Vanderbilt MPH Program, has been appointed director of the Fogarty International Center and associate director for international research at the National Institutes of Health.

Anna Hemnes, MD

Anna Hemnes named director of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Anna Hemnes, MD, has been named director of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Lung Institute and director of the Center for Lung Research.

What happens when musicians lose their hearing? Many find their way to VUMC’s Katie Berg — a scientist, a clinician — and a musician.

Cochlear implants can restore the ability to hear speech, but not music. In the heart of Music City, Katie Berg helps fit cochlear implants tuned specially for the needs of musicians.

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