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Velez Edwards named to Women’s Health Research leadership

Jun. 19, 2018—Digna R. Velez Edwards, PhD, has been named director of Women’s Health Research, succeeding longtime director and founder, Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, associate dean of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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School of Nursing buildings to close temporarily starting June 27

Jun. 18, 2018—The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5 due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations.

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Shared genetics may shape treatment options for certain brain disorders

Jun. 14, 2018—Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factors, an international consortium led by researchers from Vanderbilt University and Virginia Commonwealth University is reporting.

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Karijolich named 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholar

Jun. 14, 2018—John Karijolich, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named a Pew Biomedical Scholar by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Abdulahad named Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Medical Center

Jun. 14, 2018—Zeena M. Abdulahad, Vice President of Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Abdulahad will join VUMC Sept. 1. In this role Abdulahad will report to Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer for VUMC,...

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Rothman named to new role of Medical Director for VUMC Revenue Cycle

Jun. 14, 2018—Brian Rothman, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, and medical director for Perioperative Informatics, has been named to the newly created position of Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Revenue Cycle.

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Grant bolsters Hiremath’s research on esophageal disorder

Jun. 14, 2018—Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, has received a Junior Faculty Development Grant from the American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Education.

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New My Health at Vanderbilt feature allows users to join waitlist for earlier appointments

Jun. 14, 2018—My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), the online portal that allows Vanderbilt Health patients to message their providers, check lab results and pay bills, among other functions, has debuted a feature, called Fast Pass, that allows users who have an appointment with a VUMC provider to join a waitlist for an earlier appointment if one becomes available.

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Opioid epidemic focus of June 27 Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum

Jun. 14, 2018—“America’s Opioid Epidemic” is the theme of the 27th annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Telethon rings up crucial support for Children’s Hospital

Jun. 14, 2018—The 35th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon was held on Sunday, June 3, at Seacrest Studios in partnership with WTVF NewsChannel 5.

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VUMC joins research network to fight atrial fibrillation

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to participate in a six-member research network to advance treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rate that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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State of the Department of Medicine address reviews achievement, challenges

Jun. 14, 2018—Nancy Brown, M.D., Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, delivered a mixture of accolades and challenges to the dozens of faculty members, residents and fellows who attended her annual State of the Department address last week in Langford Auditorium.

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