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Reporter March 24 2017

Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Apr. 18, 2017—Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.

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For McHollin, kindness is always part of the service

Mar. 23, 2017—Terry McHollin checks the coffee cups along with the trash cans in patients’ rooms. Serving coffee isn’t part of her job description as an environmental service tech, but if someone needs a fresh pour she will stop what she’s doing, wash her hands then head for the coffee pot — and still stay on schedule.

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Breast cancer program lands new research grants

Mar. 23, 2017—Several investigators in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) Breast Cancer Program have received grant awards to support translational research that may improve disease outcomes for patients.

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Study takes 3-D perspective on colorectal cancer

Mar. 23, 2017—Despite dramatic recent advances in treatment, colorectal cancer killed more than 49,000 Americans last year, according to the National Cancer Institute, making it the second most lethal malignancy after cancers of the lung and bronchus.

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Vanderbilt Prize winner Fuchs set for next Discovery Lecture

Mar. 23, 2017—Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science and a pioneer in the field of reverse genetics, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize lecture as part of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series on Thursday, March 30.

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Reminder: access to patient information monitored

Mar. 23, 2017—Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) clinical databases — Epic, Medipac or Star Panel — to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under their care, can result in progressive discipline.

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Defense Health Agency director to speak on military health system

Mar. 23, 2017—Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency and a career Naval officer, will visit Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, March 28.

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Emerging Scholar

Mar. 23, 2017—Rene Raphemot, Ph.D., a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, delivered the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.

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Urology association honors Kaufman

Mar. 23, 2017—Melissa Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Urologic Surgery, received the 2017 Zimskind Award at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Match Day reveals medical students’ residency locations

Mar. 23, 2017—inseparable study buddies and then best friends. They started dating at the end of the first year and got married in June 2016. On March 17, the couple stood side by side as they opened their Match Day envelopes that revealed the locations of their residencies…and their future.

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Gavin family’s new gifts expand support for Trauma program

Mar. 23, 2017—When Carol Ann Gavin was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 2010 after being gravely ill for weeks, one of the first people she met was critical care surgeon Richard Miller, M.D. She immediately trusted Miller’s assurance that he would get her well. He delivered on his promise.

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Volunteer leaders added to VUMC advisory boards

Mar. 23, 2017—Thirteen volunteer leaders have been named over the past year to fill vacant positions on three Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) advisory boards and councils.

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