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Summit explores future of health education system

Nov. 21, 2013—More than 50 health education professionals and students gathered for a daylong summit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to explore interprofessional collaboration efforts to meet the growing needs of today’s health care delivery system.

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Lyder, UCLA nursing dean, to give MLK Day lecture

Nov. 19, 2013—Courtney H. Lyder, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, will present “To Dream Again: Lessons From My Mentors” at noon Monday, Jan. 20, in 208 Light Hall. Lyder’s talk is in conjunction with Vanderbilt’s 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series and sponsored by the School of Nursing and School of Medicine. Lyder is...

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Goldners driven by lifelong love of learning, sharing

Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.

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Student attends White House briefing on mental health initiatives

Oct. 10, 2013—Pratik Talati, a student in the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program, recently attended a White House Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. He and a student from another institution were invited to learn about the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent suicide and to address mental health issues within the AAPI community.

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Student’s neurosurgical fellowship spurs research

Oct. 10, 2013—Travis Ladner, a third-year student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected for a 2013 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) student fellowship award. The award is presented to a medical student every year from a national pool of applicants.

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New Medical Faculty 2013

Oct. 4, 2013—See a complete list of new School of Medicine faculty for 2013.

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VUSM student lands Physicians of Tomorrow Award from AMA

Oct. 3, 2013—Michele Luhm Vigor, a member of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Class of 2014, has been selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation to receive a Physicians of Tomorrow Award.

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Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University's latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, "Data Management for Clinical Research," went live this week. More than 33,000 number of students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: The sequestration era

Sep. 18, 2013—Efforts by the federal government to control the nation’s spiraling budget deficit, including sequestration that took effect on March 1, have created the potential for significant impact to Medicare’s long-standing support for graduate medical education and could limit the ability of the nation’s academic medical centers to care for patients and train the next generation of physicians, says Donald Brady, senior associate dean of Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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King to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Sep. 17, 2013—The 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards for students, faculty

Sep. 4, 2013—Nominations for the Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award and the Levi Watkins Jr. Faculty Award are now being accepted through Sept. 24. The Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award is presented annually to at least one graduate student and one medical student associated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who have made outstanding contributions to the...

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Students promote interprofessional training programs

Aug. 8, 2013—Two groups of Vanderbilt students from different disciplines of health care recently completed projects with a common goal: promoting interprofessional training for the next generation of health care professionals.

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