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Reporter Jan 27 2017

Frontera to step down as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation chair

Jan. 26, 2017—Walter Frontera, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), will step down from his role as the department’s leader on Feb. 28.

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Chance to sing for the Pope motivates cancer patient

Jan. 26, 2017—Cancer patient Sharon Edwards will lift her voice toward what she hopes is a better year when she sings for Pope Francis later this month.

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Sealy named to VUSM diversity leadership role

Jan. 26, 2017—Linda Sealy, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Automation speeds clinical safety surveillance: study

Jan. 26, 2017—Using patient outcomes data from approximately 1,800 hospitals, the largest demonstration to date of automated safety surveillance of a medical device is reported in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Jan. 26, 2017—Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Spring Faculty Meeting set for April 27

Jan. 26, 2017—The annual Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting and Awards Program will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in 208 Light Hall.

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Magnet Third Designation site visit set for April 24-28

Jan. 26, 2017—The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will bring a team of four appraisers to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) from April 24 to 28 as part of the Magnet Third Designation process, Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., Executive Chief Nursing Officer, announced Tuesday.

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New management software bolsters research cores

Jan. 26, 2017—This month the Office of Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) began transitioning VUMC research cores, facilities and shared resources (known collectively as “cores”) to a new core management application that officials said will streamline ordering and billing for core services.

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Global health meet explores future needs

Jan. 26, 2017—The health of people around the world depends to a large extent on the ability of the global health community to predict what challenges must be met in the future.

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Free seminar on multiple endocrine neoplasia Type I and II set for Feb. 4

Jan. 25, 2017—Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) Type I and Type II, disorders that affect the endocrine system, will be discussed at a free seminar sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support (AMENSupport) on Saturday, Feb. 4.

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Richard Kogan, psychiatrist and concert pianist, is Leonard Visiting Scholar, Feb. 8 and 9

Jan. 24, 2017—His piano performances have been reviewed by The New York Times, which praised his "exquisite playing," and by The Boston Globe, which wrote, "Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world's two most demanding professions."

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt receives American College of Surgeons Level I trauma verification

Jan. 24, 2017—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma has verified Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as a Level I pediatric trauma center, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to provide the highest level of care for injured pediatric patients.

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