Christina West, director of federal relations for
Vanderbilt University, has been named assistant vice
chancellor for federal relations. West will continue to run
the university’s Washington office and will direct all federal
government relations activities for Vanderbilt.
Bill Hance, director of News and Public Affairs, will
become assistant vice chancellor for Medical Center News and
Communications, while John Howser will become director of
Medical Center News and Communications, effective Jan. 1.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology has opened a Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Clinic in Clarksville.
Vanderbilt LifeFlight is now using technology once reserved
for military operations or secret spy missions.
ability to enhance light 10,000 times, the air ambulance
service’s new night vision goggles essentially turn night into
Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, led by Xiao
Ou Shu, professor of medicine, have found that a higher intake
of soy foods was associated with a lower risk of death and
breast cancer recurrence among breast cancer patients in
Parents and children giving or receiving an electronic
device with music this holiday season should give their ears a
gift as well by presetting the maximum decibel level to
somewhere between one-half and two-thirds maximum volume.
Automatic renewal of Vanderbilt University Medical Center
parking permits is under way for most staff and faculty, with
the added bonus of no parking rate increase this year.
Vanderbilt University Hospital recently implemented
aluminum and plastic recycling programs in staff break rooms,
public lobbies, and waiting areas to accompany the existing
confidential paper and cardboard recycling programs throughout
First-quarter business results at Vanderbilt University
Medical Center (July through September) present a positive
financial picture, but the near-term outlook for health care
finance in Tennessee is precarious, so everyone at the Medical
Center needs to remain vigilant about costs.
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