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VUSM alumni show scholarship support

Dec. 6, 2012—In this day of physician shortages and broad-based economic hardship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) alumni have come together to support the training of the next generation of physicians.

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‘MLK Day: A View from the Pulpit’ scheduled for Jan. 21

Dec. 4, 2012—The Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson of Saint Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tenn., will present “MLK Day: A View from the 21st-century Pulpit” at noon on Monday, Jan. 21. Robinson’s talk, to be held in Light Hall, Room 208, is sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Vanderbilt School of Nursing in conjunction...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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New faculty: Derek Griffith explores the complexities of men’s health

Nov. 30, 2012—Griffith serves not only as an associate professor of medicine, health and society within the College of Arts and Science, but also as an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

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New faculty: John Graves plays role in shaping national health policy

Nov. 20, 2012—John Graves was part of the team hired by the Obama administration to provide statistical and economic evidence that would inform the development of the Affordable Care Act.

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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Three programs highlight resources available for faculty development

Nov. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt takes seriously its mission to be a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching and service to the community and society at large. But it is faculty—semester in and semester out—who make that mission a reality. To support faculty research, teaching and professional development needs, Vanderbilt has many resources available, including new and...

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New Medical Faculty 2012

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty for 2012 School of Medicine Aqeela Afzal, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of neurological surgery Francisco Aguirre, M.D. Instructor in clinical obstetrics and gynecology Neda Ahmadi, M.D. Instructor in otolaryngology Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of biomedical informatics Joseph A. Akamah,...

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Flexner Dean’s Lecture to explore parallels in the military and medicine

Nov. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt School of Medicine’s Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series will present “Med, White and Blue: Leadership Parallels in the Military and Medicine” at noon Friday, Nov. 9, in Light Hall, Room 208. The lecture will feature Maj. Amy E. Fleming, United States Air Force and assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and...

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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Lecture in surgical history to feature Tarpley

Oct. 18, 2012—The H. William Scott Jr. Society and Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni Affairs present the lecture in surgical history, as part of the 2012 Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Reunion, Oct. 25

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