November 29, 2011

VUMC-Emmy connection strong

Carole Bartoo, R.N., senior information officer in VUMC's News and Communications office, was nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the Informational/Instructional Series category for her work on the entry "Sick Soldier Mystery," which detailed the efforts of Robert Miller, M.D., associate professor of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and his Vanderbilt colleagues to understand pulmonary problems of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The nominated VUCast episode containing the story on Miller is here.

A Vanderbilt Medicine story on Miller's research, including a video, is here.

Pat Slattery and Amy Wolf, of Vanderbilt Video in the News and Communiations office, shared the nomination with Bartoo.

Two other nominees with VUMC connections were "Sons of Lwala," the documentary featuring School of Medicine graduates Milton and Fred Ochieng', which details their efforts to build a medical clinic in their Kenyan village, and the "Children's Health Crisis Report," produced by Nashville Public Television with the sponsorship of, among others, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Department of Pediatrics.

In all, Vanderbilt received five regional Emmy nominations for excellence in television, the industry's highest honor. Nominations were announced Nov. 18.

Vanderbilt Video in the News and Communications office received four nominations for work appearing on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online network newscast. The video team received nominations in the following categories:

* Sports Segment: Signing Day (Pat Slattery, Emily Pearce) Watch here.
* Informational/Instructional Program/Special: Looking for Hope (Amy Wolf, Pat Slattery) View here.
* Informational/Instructional Series: Sick Soldier Mystery (Amy Wolf, Carole Bartoo, Pat Slattery)
* Photographer/Program (Non-News): Signing Day (Pat Slattery)

Vanderbilt Video has received 27 nominations since the unit’s creation in 2007 and has won nine Midsouth Regional Emmy awards.

Peabody College’s research office received one nomination in the following category:

* Public Affairs: Pathways to African American Success (Lyle Jackson)

Winners will be announced March 17 during a televised ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.