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Author: Nancy Humphrey

DeMarcus named chair of Children’s Hospital board

Apr. 14, 2016—Allison DeMarcus, a committed philanthropic supporter, community volunteer and passionate member of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board, has been named the incoming Children’s Hospital board chair. She will serve a two-year term beginning July 1.

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Temporary hold begins Friday on IT systems changes

Apr. 13, 2016—As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close.

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Gifts highlight strong, lasting bonds between patients and healers

Mar. 24, 2016—Sometimes saying thank you just isn’t enough.

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Sweatt named chair of Department of Pharmacology

Mar. 10, 2016—J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology.

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Trivedi named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Feb. 5, 2016—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He will remain administrative director for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.

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Walk-in clinic set to make debut in Belle Meade

Jan. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new Walk-In Clinic in Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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Dermody named to lead pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh

Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.

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Growth, collaboration key to VUMC’s future: Balser

Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.

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Colombo named CEO of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Nov. 19, 2015—Armando Colombo, president and chief executive officer of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, has been named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Banovac named section chief of Interventional Radiology at VUMC

Nov. 19, 2015—Filip Banovac, M.D., chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Georgetown University, has been named section chief of Interventional Radiology within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

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New faculty: Lisa Kachnic is pioneering advances in radiation therapy

Oct. 22, 2015—New Department of Radiation Oncology Chair Lisa Kachnic wants to make Vanderbilt's program one of the best in the country.

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