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Author: Leslie Hill

New unit nursing structure stresses leadership, support

Jan. 24, 2013—A new unit nursing leadership structure, rolling out first at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, gives bedside nurses more support from their leaders.

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Gunshot study inspires violence prevention program

Jan. 17, 2013—This past fall, 150 sixth graders at Cameron College Prep middle school completed a violence prevention program that was the end result of an idea formed years before in a Vanderbilt University Medical Center operating room.

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Vanderbilt’s Flu Tool valuable resource for treatment decisions

Jan. 10, 2013—As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center would like to remind patients and staff about a valuable online resource for assessing the severity of flu symptoms — the Flu Tool.

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International meet focuses on latest concussion research

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was well represented in Zurich, Switzerland, at the fourth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, which assembled the world’s leading concussion medical experts and athletic governing bodies to discuss concussion care and policy.

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New Neurology residency program director brings global perspective

Dec. 13, 2012—After a decade of growth in the Department of Neurology’s residency program, Heather Koons, M.D., is stepping into the role of program director and brings a uniquely international perspective.

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Summit explores VU’s wide range of concussion services

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s wide range of concussion services and research was on display recently during the first-ever concussion summit hosted by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC).

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Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

Nov. 8, 2012—In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray.

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Nurses’ investigative efforts highlighted at Research Day

Oct. 25, 2012—A bright spotlight shone on nursing research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Committee’s annual Research Day on Oct. 17.

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Myelosuppression unit set to move to new CCT space

Oct. 18, 2012—The 10th floor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Critical Care Tower, housing a new myelosuppression unit, will open Oct. 27. The Critical Care Tower, an 11-story, 329,000-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), originally opened in 2009 with 12 operating rooms and three patient care units. Four floors were shelled for future growth, and the...

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Sew fun

Oct. 18, 2012—  Brittany White, left, and Nancy Parsons, right, were among the volunteers who helped assemble colorful scarves for cancer patients during a recent “Sew-in” held at Gilda’s Club Nashville. The nonprofit organization Care Cap Connections launched the initiative and donates free kerchiefs to cancer centers, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. (Photo by Susan Urmy)

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Cave diver’s stroke leads to race against time to remove clots

Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...

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Summit set to explore concussion care, research

Oct. 4, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a summit for Vanderbilt clinicians and researchers involved in concussion care or research within the University or Medical Center.

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