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Author: Craig Boerner

Leadership training effort looks to military, business

Sep. 26, 2013—When Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center director Roland Eavey, M.D., learned of the institution’s prioritized focus on training the next generation of leaders he went to two organizations he knew that were famous for doing that — the military and business schools.

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Speech-language association to honor VUMC’s Golper

Sep. 19, 2013—Lee Ann Golper, Ph.D., professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, is receiving Honors of the Association at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Chicago in November.

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VU employee wins inaugural Health App Challenge

Sep. 19, 2013—The inaugural Health App Challenge from Vanderbilt University attracted participants from as far away as India, but the winner is an imaging software engineer on campus.

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Sleep education helps families of children with autism

Sep. 12, 2013—Parent sleep education is beneficial in improving sleep and aspects of daytime behavior and family functioning in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Initiative allows remote hearing tests for newborns

Aug. 22, 2013—A telemedicine initiative in Vanderbilt’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to make follow-up hearing tests for newborns more accessible in rural areas of Tennessee, while teaching young pediatric audiology and pediatric speech language pathology students to treat patients remotely.

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Neurological Physical Therapy Residency gains accreditation

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) and Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy are receiving accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their collaborative Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency instituted last year.

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Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...

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Schaffner lauded by National Meningitis Foundation

Jun. 13, 2013—The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is naming William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, as the 2013 recipient of its Health Achievement Award.

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Walker named fellow of the American College of Radiology

Jun. 13, 2013—Ronald Walker, M.D., professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) during the recent ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

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Experts predict “unbanked” will face challenges getting health insurance

Jun. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt health policy expert John Graves co-authored a report that shows as many as a quarter of people eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be shut out because they don’t have a bank account.

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Blood test for autism could speed diagnosis

May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-site autism clinical study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a blood test that aims to screen children for referral for autism spectrum disorder evaluation (ASD) earlier and more accurately.

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Two elected fellows of the American Laryngological Association

May. 23, 2013—Two Vanderbilt otolaryngologists are now associate fellows of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology.

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