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Flexner recalled for compassion, devotion

Jan. 5, 2012—The halls of VUMC are a little quieter today. John M. Flexner, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, whose booming voice and outgoing personality were a part of the Medical Center since his arrival here in 1954, died surrounded by family at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Dec. 27. He was 85. Dr. Flexner was a U.S....

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Health care crisis subject of School of Medicine Dean’s Lecture

Nov. 14, 2011—Larry Van Horn, executive director of health affairs at Owen Graduate School of Management, will discuss “Our Health Care Crisis: A Mathematical Examination” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 214 Light Hall. It is the latest installment in the School of Medicine’s Dean’s Lecture Series. Contact: Sarah Creekmore Woodall, (615) 322-5007

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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances

Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.

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Historian will discuss smallpox epidemics Oct. 21

Oct. 17, 2011—Michael Willrich, associate professor of history at Brandeis University, will discuss his book Pox: An American History at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208. Willrich’s book tells the story of the great wave of smallpox epidemics that struck America and its overseas territories around the turn of the 20th century, spurring the...

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Medicare physician payment crisis subject of Oct. 28 lecture

Oct. 14, 2011—John E. Mayer Jr., professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and senior associate in cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston, will address “The Medicare Physician Payment Crisis: A Surgical Solution” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in Light Hall, Room 208. Mayer’s talk is the 33rd Annual Rollin A. Daniel Jr.,...

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Supplements don’t help lung injury patients

Oct. 13, 2011—Supplements did not improve outcomes of patients with acute lung injury.

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Chronic diseases in Africa topic of VUSM dean’s lecture Sept. 27

Sep. 24, 2011—Michelle Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the H
arvard School of Public Health, will talk about “The Next Health Frontier: Chronic Diseases in Africa” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Light Hall, Room 208. Holmes will give the David Satcher Lecture as part of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean’s...

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Levi Watkins to speak Oct. 11; nominations still being accepted for student award

Sep. 20, 2011—Levi Watkins Jr., professor of cardiac surgery and dean of postdoctoral programs at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will speak on “Human Defibrillation: History and Evolution” at noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 208 Light Hall. The talk marks the 10th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture. Watkins has made significant contributions toward increasing opportunities for underrepresented...

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Ochieng’ to address meeting of Clinton Global Initiative

Sep. 16, 2011—Milton Ochieng’, a 2008 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduate and co-founder of the Lwala Community Alliance, will speak at two sessions of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York. Ochieng’ will participate in the Opening Plenary Session Sept. 20 and take part in a small-group panel discussion titled “Reproducing Success: Game-changing...

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Nominations for Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award now being accepted

Aug. 15, 2011—Nominations for the Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award are now being accepted.

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