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Author: Kathy Whitney

VUSM student’s research poster lauded at international meeting

Aug. 4, 2016—A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) student recently received international recognition when his poster presentation at a major infectious diseases conference was voted the best from among 600 presenters and 1,500 attendees.

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White Coat Ceremony marks start of medical school journey

Aug. 4, 2016—Family members, friends and faculty gathered in Light Hall on July 29 to support the new Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) class during the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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Memorial service offers chance for sharing, reflection

Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) held a Memorial Service for Recent Victims of Violence in America and the World on Wednesday to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts and feelings about recent national events that have resulted in violent and senseless deaths.

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Osheroff to direct Academy for Excellence in Education

Jul. 21, 2016—Neil Osheroff, Ph.D., has been named director of the Academy for Excellence in Education. He succeeds Lillian Nanney, Ph.D., who served as director since the Academy’s inception in 2007.

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Uninsured heart attack patients more likely to be transferred to another facility: study

Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.

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Study finds menthol cigarettes do not further increase smokers’ cardiovascular disease, stroke risk

May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.

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May 4 symposium to highlight heart-related basic, clinical research

Apr. 21, 2016—The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will host the Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Symposium 2016 on May 4, highlighting ongoing vascular and heart-related basic and clinical research.

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Heart Institute celebrates LVAD program milestone

Apr. 14, 2016—On April 7, a 48-year-old man from Bethpage, Tennessee, became the 300th person to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).

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Study explores carb-loading’s effect on heart

Mar. 17, 2016—Drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has found.

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Study finds health literacy efforts ease readmission rates

Mar. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently collaborated on a study analysis to determine the effect of a tailored, pharmacist-delivered health literacy intervention on unplanned hospital readmission or emergency department visit following discharge.

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Study leads to new heart transplant decision support tool

Feb. 18, 2016—Because donor organs are scarce, understanding the mortality risk associated with heart transplantation is an important consideration when evaluating patients for transplant.

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Cardiologist Hood keeps patients’ best interests at heart

Feb. 11, 2016—When Rob Hood, M.D., began practicing cardiology 30 years ago he could not have imagined that fitness would one day be measured on a device worn around his wrist.

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