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Author: Leslie Hill

Brown to lead new Interventional Oncology division

Jul. 11, 2013—Daniel Brown, M.D., has been named chief of Interventional Oncology, a new division within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Sleep Center helps barge pilots stay on course

Jun. 27, 2013—At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz.

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Stroke Center strikes ‘Gold’

Jun. 27, 2013—The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients.

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Neurosurgery resident lands ‘Top Gun’ award for surgical skills

Jun. 13, 2013—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurosurgery resident earned “Top Gun” honors at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

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Brain aneurysm patients draw strength from support group

May. 30, 2013—A brain aneurysm is often likened to a ticking time bomb — the bulge in a blood vessel is just waiting to burst, with devastating consequences for motor and cognitive function.

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Epilepsy Program receives key quality recognition

May. 2, 2013—The Vanderbilt Epilepsy Program has maintained its designation as a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) for the ninth consecutive year. The program has received the designation since it was implemented in 2005. According to NAEC, Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical...

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Visiting Scholar Parello receives France’s highest honor

May. 2, 2013—  Joseph Parello, Ph.D, visiting scholar in the Department of Pharmacology, received the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honor April 30 in Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus. Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration of France. It recognizes distinguished service to the French Republic...

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VUMC Neurodiagnostic Program gains accreditation

Apr. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurodiagnostic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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Multiple Sclerosis Center honored

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center has been named a Comprehensive Care Center by the National MS Society.

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New core to aid research related to nutrition and diet

Mar. 7, 2013—A new research core has been established to help Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators optimize their nutrition- and diet-related study designs, methods, measures, interventions and analysis.

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Team effort to tackle girl’s rare spinal condition

Feb. 28, 2013—Lena Caragherghi lets out a sharp “Ow!” as a physical therapist tests the flexibility of her ankles. “You’re going to break my legs!” the 15-year-old exclaims with a giggle.

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Fellowship hones minimally invasive brain surgery skills

Feb. 28, 2013—After six months in Australia studying under an international expert in endoscopic neurosurgery, Lola Chambless, M.D., has brought those minimally invasive brain tumor surgery techniques back to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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