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Author: Nancy Humphrey

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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Health and wellness series for scientists begins Aug. 24

Aug. 9, 2016—As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science.

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Harrell to step down as chair of Biostatistics

Jul. 19, 2016—Frank Harrell Jr., Ph.D., professor of Biostatistics and founding chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biostatistics in 2003, will step down as chair after the completion of a national search for his successor.

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Macdonald to step down as chair of Neurology

Jul. 12, 2016—Robert Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D., Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurological Education and chair of Neurology since 2001, will be stepping down as chair of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University when his successor is recruited and joins the Vanderbilt faculty.

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VUMC center lands AOA professionalism award

Jul. 7, 2016—Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) as the sole recipient of the 2016 Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award.

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Lane appointed to NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement

Jun. 2, 2016—Nancy Lane, Ph.D., senior vice president for Population Health Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement (CPM).

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network: transforming health care delivery across the Mid-South

May. 24, 2016—Nearly five years ago a tiny seed of an idea was presented at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Clinical Enterprise retreat: forming a physician-led network of leading hospitals and physicians to focus on improving the health of communities in Tennessee and beyond.

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