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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Program aims to help patients thrive following ICU stay

Feb. 9, 2017—The phrase “working twice as hard for half as much” is one that sadly rings true for many patients who have had significant stays in an intensive care unit (ICU). Surviving a lengthy critical care experience can result in depression, weakness, fatigue and other cognitive and physical deficiencies.

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Rothman named AACH president-elect

Jan. 5, 2017—Russell Rothman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vice President for Population Health Research, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). He will serve as president beginning in January 2018.

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McCarver named Chief Operating Officer for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

Nov. 29, 2016—Scott McCarver, Associate Operating Office for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital.

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VIGH’s Vermund named dean of Yale School of Public Health

Oct. 27, 2016—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Global Health and a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty since 2005, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He will begin this new role at Yale on Feb. 1, 2017.

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Study may help predict anxiety risk in children

Oct. 13, 2016—In what could be a way to predict which children might be vulnerable to anxiety disorders, a Vanderbilt study has shown that an altered prefrontal cortex function in the brain marks a heightened anxiety risk in children.

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Hamid named to lead Division of Pediatric Genetics

Oct. 13, 2016—Rizwan Hamid, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

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Dittus named to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Oct. 6, 2016—Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named to the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Morrison to direct Corporate and Foundation Relations

Sep. 8, 2016—Erin Morrison, Senior Director of Community Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Development since 2011, has been named Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) for VUMC Development effective Oct. 1.

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House Calls to the Homeless

Sep. 2, 2016—Wednesday is clinic day for Vanderbilt psychiatrist Sheryl Fleisch, M.D. The day is packed with patients, many with multiple physical and mental issues. Fleisch is dressed in jeans, a long-sleeved Vanderbilt T-shirt and a fleece jacket. She wears hiking shoes and carries a heavy backpack. There’s no white coat. No sterile hallway. No exam room....

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Norton named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Aug. 30, 2016—Jameson Norton, MBA, the current CEO of North Tampa Behavioral Health, a facility in the Acadia Health system, has been named CEO of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH). He will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Sept. 12.

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VPH unit enhances emergency psychiatric services for patients

Aug. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) has opened a Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS), combining two existing services into one secure location — a win for patients being cared for at VPH and their families.

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Brother of VUMC employee competes in second Olympics

Aug. 18, 2016—Javier Culson, a Puerto Rican athlete, bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and brother of VUMC employee Judith Culson, competed today in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Today’s race didn’t go as well as four years ago; he was disqualified for a false start. He was ranked fourth...

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