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Reporter Aug 30 2013

Trauma Center celebrates 25 years

Aug. 29, 2013—A 19-year-old student was leaving her church’s revival on a rainy night in a small Kentucky town, when her life was forever changed by a horrific car accident.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Aug. 29, 2013—Over the last several weeks, my comments about our cost reduction efforts have been extensive, and as a result, very public.

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VUSN students pursue varied paths

Aug. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is welcoming 452 new students who are pursuing either a Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nurse Practice or Ph.D. in Nursing Science degree.

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Basic science training grants hit NIH funding ‘grand slam’

Aug. 29, 2013—When it comes to government funding of basic science training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, Vanderbilt University Medical Center hit a grand slam this year, officials said.

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Vaccination event set for Sept. 25

Aug. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of the free mass vaccination event Flulapalooza.

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Morris at heart of Trauma Center’s evolution

Aug. 29, 2013—On Aug. 4, John Morris, M.D., Vanderbilt’s first director of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, took call in the Trauma Unit for the last time, after dedicating nearly 30 years to trauma service at Vanderbilt.

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Gathering highlights proposed E2E changes

Aug. 29, 2013—As part of the Evolve to Excel (E2E) operational change initiative, senior leadership from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered last week for an intensive, daylong session to carefully evaluate proposals for operational change brought forth from throughout the organization.

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Shortage forces suspension of routine tuberculosis testing

Aug. 29, 2013—Due to a national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) test solution Tubersol, Occupational Health will temporarily suspend routine annual skin tests, effective Sept. 1, said Patricia Kinman, MSN, FNP-BC, manager of the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic

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Gore, Bernard receive research awards at Faculty Assembly

Aug. 22, 2013—"Vanderbilt's Nobel Prize," the Earl Sutherland Prize for achievement in research, was awarded to John Gore at the Fall Faculty Assembly, while Gordon Bernard received the Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service to Vanderbilt.

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Zeppos: Faculty discussions happening now will set university’s course

Aug. 22, 2013—Chancellor Zeppos addressed faculty and presented annual awards at the Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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New committees appointed to help with strategic planning

Aug. 22, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has appointed additional faculty to contribute to the campuswide strategic planning effort that an executive committee began over the summer.

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