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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Flulapalooza mass vaccination set to take place Oct. 7

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Depression study seeks to predict treatment response

Aug. 27, 2015—Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error — much to the frustration of patients and the health care providers who treat them.

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Study seeks to ease ‘chemobrain’ for cancer patients

Aug. 20, 2015—Many women who receive chemotherapy for breast cancer report problems with their thinking, memory and attention after treatment.

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Rothman named to lead population health research efforts

Aug. 6, 2015—Russell Rothman, M.D., MPP, professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, chief of the Section of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named assistant vice chancellor for Population Health Research.

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Joint Commission survey highlights VUMC’s strengths

Jul. 30, 2015—Thirteen surveyors from The Joint Commission (TJC), the independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week for an unannounced survey.

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Dill named VUMC entertainment industry liaison

Jul. 30, 2015—Stuart Dill, a 30-year veteran as an artist manager on Nashville’s Music Row, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s liaison with the entertainment industry, effective Aug. 4.

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New freestanding birthing center to make debut Aug. 1

Jul. 23, 2015—A freestanding birthing center, owned by Raleigh-based Baby+Company and staffed by certified nurse-midwives from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), opens on West End Avenue on Aug. 1.

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Vanderbilt researchers develop potential treatment to fight mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Radiology chair Kaye

Jul. 7, 2015—Jeremy Kaye, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, died July 4 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 75.

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Physician Council seeks to enhance VUMC’s clinical excellence efforts

Jun. 11, 2015—Communication is a two-way street, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence, formed in 2011, uses its monthly meetings to share ideas, come up with new ones, and take institutional information back to their practices.

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Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund

Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.

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Effort to enhance documentation, coding gains focus

May. 21, 2015—Documentation in the health care world is the fundamental communication method for clinicians in regard to their patients’ care.

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