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Reporter Jan 6 2017

A heart-brain connection

Jan. 17, 2017—Cognitive and attention deficits observed in children following surgery before age 5 to repair congenital heart defects likely will persist into their teens and young adulthood.

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Paper or screen, which is better?

Jan. 10, 2017—To improve medical management of crisis situations, clinicians should be trained to use cognitive aids – checklists and concise manuals.

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Midgut neuroendocrine tumor prognosis

Jan. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators recommend that the presence of tumor deposits in the abdomen be included when staging midgut neuroendocrine tumors.

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Emergency Medicine’s Jones thrives on variety

Jan. 5, 2017—Last May, Ian Jones, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and executive medical director of Emergency Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, stopped in his tracks when news reports flashed about lava overflowing the crater lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

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Department of Medicine’s NIH funding swells

Jan. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has long been recognized as a national leader in biomedical research. Nowhere is this more evident than in the school’s Department of Medicine, which, during the 2016 federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, broke another record.

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EpicLeap excellence

Jan. 5, 2017—The EpicLeap Interfaces team, led by Jameson Porter (far right), leads the design, build and testing of the 160+ interfaces needed for the applications remaining after Go Live to “talk” to the new Epic modules and share information, forming the backbone of a truly integrated system.

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VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

Jan. 5, 2017—Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer.

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New center focuses on Marfan syndrome, aortic disease

Jan. 5, 2017—With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state’s only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care.

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Ceremony highlights VUSN students’ achievements

Jan. 5, 2017—Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners.

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CME society honors Moore’s contributions

Jan. 5, 2017—Don Moore, Ph.D., director of the Division of Continuing Medical Education and Director of Evaluation and Education in the Office of Graduate Medical Education, will be inducted into the inaugural fellowship class of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) at its Annual Meeting in May.

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Rothman named AACH president-elect

Jan. 5, 2017—Russell Rothman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vice President for Population Health Research, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). He will serve as president beginning in January 2018.

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Heart failure “dashboard”

Jan. 5, 2017—A new computer algorithm developed at Vanderbilt could save billions of dollars in health care costs by identifying patients at risk for readmission after being hospitalized for heart failure.

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