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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Factor impacts bone toughness

Jun. 16, 2014—The factor ATF4 has a role in the toughness of bone and its resistance to fracture, suggesting new therapeutic targets.

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‘Doctor shopping’ common among trauma patients

Mar. 20, 2014—“Doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors for narcotic prescriptions, is prevalent among more than 20 percent of orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a Vanderbilt study released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans.

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Boston surgeon recounts marathon bombing’s lessons

Dec. 12, 2013—Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Of the estimated 27,000 runners and 500,000 spectators present, three people were killed and 281 injured. Preparation, execution and teamwork — along with a large dose of luck — kept casualties to a minimum, according to Mitchel Harris, M.D., chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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USA Today: Gunshot wounds drive up government health care costs

Mar. 6, 2013—As advocates and politicians debate gun control issues, economists say gun injuries and deaths have cost billions in court proceedings, insurance costs and hospitalizations. Manish Sethi, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, has studied healthcare costs associated with gun violence and is quoted.

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Gregory joins CDC brain injury panel

Aug. 23, 2012—Andrew Gregory, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, will play a key role in improving the clinical care of youth with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Young patient’s cancer battle inspires hometown

Aug. 9, 2012—Maryville, Tenn., tucked in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, has a population of just 27,000, but it seemed like every one of its residents rallied around 20-year-old Brently Mancini when he was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer.

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‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery

Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.

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Heat index, lightning alerts and more from Vanderbilt’s ‘CoachSmart’ app

Jun. 14, 2012—A new Vanderbilt Sports Medicine smartphone application for coaches puts an athletic trainer, a personal assistant and a meteorologist all in the palm of their hand.  

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Hand surgeons scarce for emergency surgery

May. 2, 2012—Wrist, hand and finger trauma are the most common injuries presenting to emergency departments nationwide, yet only 7 percent of Tennessee hospitals have a hand specialist on call 24/7 to treat these patients, according to a Vanderbilt study published online today in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

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Orthopaedics academy honors Spindler’s research

Jan. 5, 2012—Kurt Spindler, M.D., Kenneth D. Schermerhorn Professor and vice chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) are recipients of the 2012 Ann Doner Vaughan Kappa Delta Award. Given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Research Development Committee, the Kappa Delta Award recognizes outstanding manuscripts that focus on...

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Back and neck pain topic of women’s wellness seminar Oct. 18

Oct. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks will host a Women’s Wellness Series seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Gina Walton, assistant professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, will discuss “Women Are the Spine of Healthcare: Straight Talk About Back Pain.” The free event will begin with appetizers and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., with the talk to follow at 6...

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