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Reporter May 30 2014

Marnett named to lead VUMC Research

May. 29, 2014—Lawrence J. “Larry” Marnett, Ph.D., the Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research and University Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s next associate vice chancellor for Research and senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences, effective Sept. 1.

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Faculty meeting highlights VUSM achievements

May. 29, 2014—Despite a challenging health care landscape, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to advance the highest-quality patient care, train the next generation of physician leaders and push forward the frontiers of biomedical science.

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New center dedicated to kidney disease

May. 29, 2014—Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have kidney disease because it often develops very slowly and with minimal symptoms. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer.

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Russell to direct care in Williamson, Maury counties

May. 29, 2014—Henry Paul (Hank) Russell, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Surgery and a general and thoracic surgeon at Vanderbilt Medical Group in Williamson County since 1986, has been named medical director of Vanderbilt Health – Williamson/Maury. He replaces Pete Powell, M.D., who has held the position since 2004.

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Mencio named to lead pediatric orthopaedic society

May. 29, 2014—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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Health literacy added to transplant outcomes survey

May. 29, 2014—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral research fellow in the area of transplant outcomes research has added health literacy as a metric to an existing battery of surveys that assess patient-reported outcomes in Vanderbilt transplant patients.

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My Cancer Genome launches new mobile app

May. 29, 2014—My Cancer Genome, an online precision cancer medicine tool developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has unveiled an updated free mobile app that provides even more information about genetic alterations in various types of cancer and the therapies available to treat those alterations.

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Walk-in clinic in Cool Springs set to debut June 4

May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center will open a Walk-in Clinic in Cool Springs on Wednesday, June 4.

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Vanderbilt expert offers advice on snake bites

May. 29, 2014—As summer approaches and many Tennesseans come outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Investigator taps into artistic side to reveal cells’ secrets

May. 29, 2014—Dylan Burnette, Ph.D., points to one of the many striking photographs on his office walls. It’s a picture of a cell — a microscopic image showing yellow squiggles, bright purple lines and a turquoise oval on a black background, and it looks like abstract art.

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Children’s Hospital chaplain honored for teaching efforts

May. 29, 2014—As the longtime chaplain at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Rev. Raye Nell Dyer has been on a mission at Vanderbilt for 17 years, making her mark and guiding people and children who need her most through joys and tribulations.

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VU lauded at Global Healthy Workplace Summit

May. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named second in the world for its programs to enhance the physical and mental health and safety of its employees throughout the University and Medical Center.

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