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Author: Kathy Whitney

MLK lecture celebrates values of diversity, inclusion

Jan. 18, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, greeted those gathered in Light Hall for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with a reminder that his father, Robert, gave the first such lecture at Vanderbilt 17 years ago.

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Brown honored by internal medicine association

Jan. 4, 2018—The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s APM Council will award Vanderbilt’s Nancy Brown, MD, the 2018 Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award during the APM Winter Meeting, March 18-21 in San Antonio.

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Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

Dec. 13, 2017—School of Nursing student Steven Welton will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of the family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never before delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery.

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Fellowships reflect Michal’s deep commitment to children

Dec. 7, 2017—Mary Michal, MD,’60, may have entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by mistake, but she’s remained devoted to its mission by design.

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AAMC lauds Hill’s contributions to health care equity

Nov. 9, 2017—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) honored nine individuals and one medical school for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation Nov. 5 at the AAMC’s Annual Meeting in Boston.

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Team to develop steerable robotic needle for biopsies

Oct. 26, 2017—Collaboration between a mechanical engineer at Vanderbilt University and a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has resulted in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant that will be used to develop a steerable robotic needle to safely biopsy hard-to-reach lung nodules.

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Hidden VUMC Figures event honors crucial contributions

Oct. 19, 2017—On Monday, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Office for Diversity Affairs held the inaugural “Hidden VUMC Figures” event, a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term, often behind-the-scenes, contributions to the Medical Center.

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Brady elected to executive committee of the ACGME Board of Directors

Oct. 19, 2017—Donald Brady, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, was elected to the executive committee of the ACGME Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors Ehrenfeld’s diversity efforts

Oct. 19, 2017—The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with an Award of Excellence at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.

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Garraway details family’s key role in shaping career path

Oct. 12, 2017—As the guest speaker for the 16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture, Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., outlined the influence his family had on his storied career, particularly the impact of his uncle, for whom the lecture is named.

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Patient experience awards honor service excellence

Oct. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has recognized 157 clinicians and 41 areas with Excellence in Patient Experience Awards in recognition of outstanding performance and exceptional commitment to service excellence.

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It’s all about the patient for surgical oncologist Solórzano

Oct. 5, 2017—Surgical oncologist Carmen Solórzano, M.D., senses she has a reputation for being tough on residents. It doesn’t bother her.

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