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Launch event helps introduce ‘All of Us’ initiative to Nashville

May. 10, 2018—On Sunday, May 6, Nashville played an important role in the nationwide launch of “All of Us,” the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) research program that aims to collect the health information of 1 million or more research participants.

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Co-Chiefs of Staff announced for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

May. 2, 2018—Year-over-year growth in inpatient volumes across Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult clinical enterprise, three new floors of additional adult inpatient beds through the renovation of Medical Center East, along with the steady expansion of adult clinics throughout the region are among factors leading to the creation of the new roles of co-chiefs of staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) and Clinics.

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Karp to succeed Beauchamp as Surgical Section leader

Apr. 5, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences and serving as the Medical Center’s Surgeon-in-Chief since 2001, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, is stepping down. Beauchamp will be succeeded in this role by Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

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Change positions Department of Urologic Surgery for sustained growth

Apr. 5, 2018—Beginning July 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Urologic Surgery, which is currently housed within the Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences, will become an independent department.

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Mathis named chief compliance officer for UW Medicine in Seattle

Jan. 18, 2018—James Mathis, JD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Chief Compliance Officer, has accepted a new position as Chief Compliance Officer for UW Medicine, the academic health system of the University of Washington in Seattle. Mathis will depart VUMC on Jan. 22.

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Kennedy named chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jan. 11, 2018—David J. “D.J.” Kennedy, MD, clinical associate professor and residency program director in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stanford University’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been named chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Kennedy will join the faculty on April 1.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center now operating retail clinics in Walgreens stores in Middle Tennessee

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is operating and providing clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores located across Middle Tennessee as of Nov. 14, 2017.  The clinics build upon the continued relationship between Walgreens and Vanderbilt Health, which has included infusion services provided throughout the Middle Tennessee and Walgreens pharmacy participation in...

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Task Force for Physician Empowerment makes recommendations

Oct. 31, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Task Force for Empowerment and Well-being, a 16-member multidisciplinary group formed earlier this year to develop a deeper understanding of the nationwide problem of physician burnout and suggest solutions at VUMC, has made its initial recommendations.

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Telemedicine initiative to serve Kentucky schools

Oct. 5, 2017—In a first-of-its-kind collaboration for both parties, schools in Allen County, Kentucky, are joining with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt so sick children can receive a more comprehensive array of health care services while attending school through virtual visits with Vanderbilt clinicians.

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Chren named inaugural chair of Department of Dermatology

Sep. 29, 2017—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Division of Dermatology transitions from a division within the Department of Medicine to become the Medical Center’s newest clinical department, Mary-Margaret “Meg” Chren, M.D., professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named to serve as the department’s inaugural chair. She will join the faculty in January 2018.

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Expanded health plan benefits, salary range changes ahead

Sep. 28, 2017—For 2018, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee health plan will offer an array of insurance options and new wellness services.

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Lance joins VUMC as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions

Sep. 7, 2017—Fletcher Lance, MBA, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as Executive Vice President for Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions.

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