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Reporter Feb 2 2018

New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

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Epic Thank You

Feb. 1, 2018—From left, Perioperative Services’ Jessica Cooper, RN, Lauren Huffines, RN, Emily Ellerbeck, CST, and Chawntia Johnson, RN, pose for a photo at last week’s Epic thank you event in Langford Autitorium. The event featured photos and videos taken during Go Live for eStar and served as an opportunity to celebrate employees’ dedication and commitment to the system’s successful launch.

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Sberna named VICC Strategy and Analytics director

Feb. 1, 2018—Theresa Sberna, MPH, has been named director of Strategy and Analytics for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Sberna, who previously served as associate director, has been with the Cancer Center for five years.

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Study evaluates community-based health efforts

Feb. 1, 2018—A new study from researchers at Vanderbilt and Harvard universities, published this week in the journal Health Affairs, uses federal health survey data to evaluate community-based efforts to address smoking, obesity and other health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

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AAAS, chemistry society honor Lindsley’s research contributions

Feb. 1, 2018—Craig Lindsley, PhD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD), has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and elected chair-elect of the Section of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

Feb. 1, 2018—There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and their scope of practice expands every day. With that growth, there are tremendous opportunities for positive experiences in caring for patients and families, but nurses should also take time to care for themselves, said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer.

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Echocardiography pioneer Greene endows directorship

Feb. 1, 2018—His hands have flickered across saxophones, guided airplanes and held stethoscopes. With a nimble skill set and a steady demeanor, R. Glenn Greene, MD, excelled in careers that others just dream of pursuing. He was a union musician before graduating college, a physician who helped pioneer echocardiography and a commercial pilot.

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Study tracks therapy to slow idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Feb. 1, 2018—Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care have launched a pilot study to see if patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can tolerate the addition of a commonly used antiviral drug to standard IPF treatments. The research team believes the drug may ultimately help slow progression of the chronic and progressive disease or reverse its course.

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Research Staff Awards honor lab, administrative excellence

Feb. 1, 2018—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were honored last week for research excellence during the 14th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon at the University Club.

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Haute in the Hospital

Feb. 1, 2018—Children’s Hospital patients, families, staff and community partners recently came together for "Haute in the Hospital," an art therapy event that allowed participants to design their own small piece of a deconstructed hospital gown.

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Bauchat to direct Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Feb. 1, 2018—Jeanette Bauchat, MD, MS, has been appointed chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology.

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Congenital heart disease expert Gelb set for Discovery Lecture

Feb. 1, 2018—Bruce Gelb, MD, an expert on congenital heart defects, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 8.

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