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Reporter April 7 2017

VUMC mourns loss of Transplant Center’s Payne

Apr. 6, 2017—Jerita Payne, MSN, ACNP, MMHC, director of Clinical Transplant Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), died March 22 after a brief illness. She was 54.

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VUMC lauded for health care equality efforts

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2017.

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Training program reduces parents’ use of spanking: study

Apr. 6, 2017—Early interventions and discipline training programs for parents may help decrease the use of spanking as a discipline method, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

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Panelists explore uncertain future of health care reform

Apr. 6, 2017—With lawmakers in the nation’s capital having reached a political impasse over replacement of the Affordable Care Act, it’s unclear just where health care policy may be going. The challenges of dealing with this uncertainty were the subject of Monday’s panel discussion at Vanderbilt featuring state and hospital industry officials.

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Initiative seeks to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children

Apr. 6, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently launched a chapter of Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory), a national organization committed to preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children and teens through education and life-saving programs.

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May honored by Society of Critical Care Medicine

Apr. 6, 2017—The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recently awarded Addison May, M.D., the Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management.

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VUMC named among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

Apr. 6, 2017—Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

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Vanderbilt Prize winner Fuchs explores skin’s many wonders

Apr. 6, 2017—Skin is a marvelous organ that protects the body, senses the external world and even expresses emotion. In the hands of Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, skin also lies squarely in the intersection of normal growth, wound repair and cancer.

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Former chair of Radiology, avid art collector James dies

Apr. 6, 2017—A. Everette James Jr., M.D., J.D., a renowned imaging expert, art collector and former chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, died recently in North Carolina. He was 78.

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Brumbelow’s calm nature helps keep busy clinic rolling

Apr. 6, 2017—Taylor Brumbelow has a gift for quickly putting people at ease.

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Heart transplant program reaches major milestone

Apr. 6, 2017—Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country — reaching 1,000 heart transplantations.

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VUMC social workers make positive impact on patients, families

Apr. 6, 2017—Whether it be helping families cope with the loss of a loved one, connecting homeless patients to community services or providing drug-addicted mothers with treatment options, social workers all work toward the common goal of facilitating positive change in the lives of patients and families.

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