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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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VUSM student lauded for Mobile Market

Oct. 18, 2012—Ravi Patel, a fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, is this year’s winner of the NEXT Youth Entrepreneur Award, and the business he started three years ago, the Nashville Mobile Market, is this year’s winner for Sustainability and Social Enterprise Startup Business of the Year. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur...

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VU mourns loss of Pediatrics icon Sell

Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.

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Harvard’s Poussaint to deliver Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 8, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 11th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 208 Light Hall.

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Photo: Talent for science

Oct. 4, 2012—Paul Teschan, M.D., professor of Medicine emeritus, meets with first-year School of Medicine student Mary Masterman to talk about their common history as top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, which recognizes the best and brightest young scientists at the high school senior level. Masterman won the award and scholarship in 2007. Teschan won...

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Kleinman to discuss ‘Stigma and Human Rights’ Oct. 2

Sep. 24, 2012—Harvard physician and anthropologist Arthur Kleinman will discuss “Stigma and Human Rights: Their Role in Global Health” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 in Light Hall, Room 208. Kleinman’s talk is the annual Felts Lecture and part of the Flexner Deans Lecture Series at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

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VUSM students land Heart Association scholarships

Sep. 20, 2012—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.

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Brothers’ efforts in Lwala honored by the Peace Corps

Sep. 13, 2012—The Peace Corps has selected Milton and Fred Ochieng’ as this year’s recipients of their annual Director’s Award.

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Photo: College Cup

Sep. 13, 2012—Each year, students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine join one of four Advisory Colleges for general support throughout medical school. Here, members of Chapman College cheer after winning first place in relay races during the annual annual College Cup, which also includes events ranging from an Iron Chef cookoff to a dodgeball competition. Robinson...

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