Jessica Pasley

  • Vanderbilt University

    Eye clinic paves way to better vision for children

    Ana Perez, O.D., right, gives an eye test to 6-year-old Venice Fanning during the PAVE clinic, which offers free low vision services to eligible school-age children in Tennessee. Nothing brings Brandi McRedmond a bigger smile than seeing one of her patients in tears. It’s the telltale… Read More

    Aug 30, 2012

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    VEI clinic seeks to meet low-vision needs of area children

    Nearly 50 patients will come to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute this weekend to take part in a special clinic for school-age children with low-vision needs. PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) provides clinical low-vision evaluations, prescribed optical devices, instruction and follow-up as well as technical assistance… Read More

    Aug 23, 2012

  • Upgrade bolsters ‘Wizard’s physician information

    Upgrade bolsters ‘Wizard’s physician information

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians are now able to update more of their own provider information that is contained in the “Find a Doctor” portion of The information recently made accessible to providers includes specialty, education, board certification, title and post-graduate training. Doctors will be able to sign… Read More

    Aug 9, 2012

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    Two families create strong bond during hospital stays

    If not for their daughters’ illnesses, Laura Meador and Amy Hamilton probably would never have met. But their paths crossed in an unlikely venue — the sixth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — and a burgeoning friendship was born. Read More

    Jul 19, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hickson to chair board of patient safety foundation

    Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named chairman of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Board of Directors as well as chairman of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety. Read More

    Jul 12, 2012

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    A Course in True Love: Medical students look to future after cancer-related detour

    Although clichés are passé, omnia vincit amor – love conquers all – is highly appropriate in describing the longtime relationship between third-year Vanderbilt medical student Sarah Proffitt and her boyfriend, Amos Clark. Proffitt and Clark grew up in the small town of Athens in East Tennessee where almost everyone knows… Read More

    Feb 10, 2012

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    Number of heart transplants at VUMC on rise

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center usually performs about 15 heart transplants a year. Since August, however, the program has experienced a surge in the number of procedures. In five months there have been 19 transplantations, bringing the total number in 2011 to 25 adult heart transplants, with a 100 percent survival… Read More

    Jan 5, 2012

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    Sternberg set to serve ophthalmology group

    Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D. Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt and director of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, was recently elected president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He assumed the post Jan. 1. The one-year term will prepare Sternberg, also assistant… Read More

    Jan 5, 2012

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    Teaching kitchens help families on a budget combat childhood obesity

    Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help Family Teaching Kitchens bring healthy food options to Nashville families Chef David Owens (left) conducts the first Family Teaching Kitchen at St. Luke's Community House on Sept. 19, 2011. (Photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville) Being at the… Read More

    Dec 13, 2011

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    Koh measures cancer recovery by competing in triathlons

    Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other community agencies Julie Koh (kneeling) and her Team in Training teammates at the Gulf Coast Half-Ironman in Panama City, Fla., in May 2007. (photo courtesy of Julie Koh) Six years ago Julie Koh,… Read More

    Nov 30, 2011

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    Nephrology fellow donates kidney to father

    Since he can remember, Hani Bleibel, M.D., a nephrology fellow at VUMC, has always wanted to be a physician. What he didn’t know was that one of the lives he would save would be his father’s. When Bleibel first entered school at Kursk State Medical University in his native Russia,… Read More

    Nov 4, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Common eye treatments can lead to antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

    A new study shows ophthalmologic antibiotics promote antimicrobial resistance, prompting a call from Vanderbilt Eye Institute physicians to be more judicial in administering the drugs. Read More

    Sep 15, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jenny Plume brings the healing power of music to VUMC patients

    On any given day, Jenny Plume can be seen pushing her instrument-laden, two-tiered cart through the hallways of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her arrival onto patient floors is a welcome sight to staff and parents alike. Plume’s instruments often offer a remedy for what is ailing… Read More

    Jul 12, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grants bolster eye research at Vanderbilt

    Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. Read More

    Jul 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Eye Institute, Russian university to collaborate

    The Vanderbilt Eye Institute has signed an agreement with Russia’s St. Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University to allow collaboration between the two entities on clinical and basic science research efforts. Read More

    Jul 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Event highlights the strong bonds organ donation creates

    Three weeks before her son’s scheduled kidney transplant, Melody McDonald received a heart wrenching text message: the surgery is off. Read More

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    From renal nurse to renal patient

    For 10 years Janice Dalton worked as a renal transplant/dialysis nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 2003, at the age of 54, she was diagnosed with renal failure, placed on dialysis and told she would need a kidney transplant. The tables had turned. Despite years taking care of patients,… Read More

    Apr 3, 2011

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    Your world… and welcome to it

    Jamie Pope, dietitian, School of Nursing instructor, and New York Times bestselling author, shows how to shape your living environment to make changes you want to make. Read More

    Mar 18, 2011

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    New Comprehensive Care Center at One Hundred Oaks feels like home to its first patient

    Dr. Stephen Raffanti, M.D., with Loren Antes at the Comprehensive Care Clinic opening. (Photo credit: Joe Howell, Vanderbilt University) Loren Antes, 41, was dying to stay alive – literally. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1987, Antes was subjected to a pharmaceutical regime that just about killed him. Each day he faced… Read More

    Dec 1, 2010