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State of Medical Center 2018: VUMC ahead of key healthcare trends

Feb. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is out in front on the key trends in healthcare, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, when speaking last Wednesday at his annual State of the Medical Center Address, a presentation paired with the year’s first Leadership Assembly.

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Credit Union annual membership meeting and open house is March 1

Feb. 15, 2018—Please join the Vanderbilt Credit Union staff and board of directors at the annual membership meeting to learn more about the past year and what your credit union has planned for 2018 and beyond.

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Vanderbilt-wide LSO: 2018 V Foundation V Scholar Awards – all cancer research

Feb. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may choose one nominee for the V Foundation V Scholar Award program, which is open to research in all cancer types. The V Foundation aims to “achieve victory over cancer” in part by funding cancer research grants.

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Medical Center facilities grow to meet space needs

Feb. 15, 2018—Construction on various areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is continuing at a rapid pace, with several projects now completed and others scheduled for completion in the coming months.

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Group provides oversight for eStar Stabilization phase

Feb. 15, 2018—Recently, thousands of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees took a moment to stop by Langford Auditorium so members of leadership could thank them for their time, effort and dedication in making the historic transition to VUMC’s new Epic-based electronic health record system, known as eStar.

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New members named to VUMC advisory boards, councils

Feb. 15, 2018—Twenty-three volunteer leaders have been named to fill positions on three of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) advisory boards and councils.

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Collaborative’s data help improve hernia surgeries

Feb. 15, 2018—There have long been more questions than answers when it comes to abdominal hernia repair surgeries, but now, thanks to a database full of information supplied by both surgeons and patients, those answers are coming to light and driving nationwide improvements.

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Little sweethearts

Feb. 15, 2018—In recognition of Heart Month, VUMC’s newborn sweethearts celebrated Valentine’s Day by creating a special gift for their loved ones.

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Schlendorf named adult heart transplant medical director

Feb. 15, 2018—Kelly Schlendorf, MD, MHS, assistant professor of Medicine, has been named medical director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Adult Heart Transplant Program.

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Lana Del Rey stops by

Feb. 15, 2018—Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently.

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Team finds stem cell transplant improves scleroderma survival

Feb. 15, 2018—A new clinical trial by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and other leading medical centers found that an intensive transplant treatment using the patient’s own stem cells can improve survival and quality of life for patients with advanced scleroderma.

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Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher

Feb. 15, 2018—Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73.

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