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Melanie Walker implemented a new mechanical breathing assist mode in the PICU in just four days. Her quick work saved a child’s life.

Walker received a VUMC Credo Award for her dedication to that patient and to quality and safe respiratory care for pediatric patients.

From clinic to comic cons: Team helps nonverbal, nonmobile patient unlock his interviewing voice

Seven years ago, asking questions was not possible. Ivan, who is nonverbal and nonmobile, had no way to communicate. What he was thinking, feeling or wanting was always a “best guess” for his mom.

2024 Chancellor Faculty Fellows selected

Each fellow holds the title for two years, receives $40,000 per year to support their work, and meets with their cohort to exchange ideas, build a broader intellectual community and engage in academic leadership development.

Office of Outpatient Referral Assistance announces leadership appointments 

The office ensures that patients receive timely and appropriate medical attention and optimizes uncompensated care delivery through case reviews and determinations that have dramatically increased over the last four years.

Stokes, Austin, Rosas-Salazar honored by the American Thoracic Society

The mission of the ATS is to promote the respiratory health of children and adolescents and to improve the care of children with respiratory disease through research, education, patient care and advocacy.

Fei Ye, PhD, MSPH

Fei Ye selected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association

Fei Ye is the first woman among VUMC’s Biostatistics faculty to be selected as an ASA fellow. She’ll be among 47 new ASA fellows inducted in August at the Joint Statistical Meetings.

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