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Alumni Journal

Letter and updates from the president

By Ann H. Price, M.D. Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs, School of Medicine
January 2010

VMAA Board of Directors
In September 2009, the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) Board welcomed the following new board representatives: Chloe Rowe, M.D., Jennifer Konopka, Ph.D., Kyla Terhune, M.D., Bonnie M. Miller, M.D., and Eddy Yang, M.D., Ph.D., who represents the newly formed Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Society. Yang will begin his term in October.

The VMAA Board also voted to confer honorary member status on Kitty Murfree, former president of the Canby Robinson Society, who became the CRS’s representative to the VMAA Board in January.

Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Reunion 2010
Our next VUSM Reunion is scheduled for Oct. 21-23, 2010, and will coincide with Vanderbilt University’s reunion/ homecoming celebration. All medical alumni are invited to return to campus for VUSM Reunion 2010. The special anniversary class celebratory years are listed in the chart below. Please make plans now to attend and look for more information in the July issue of Vanderbilt Medicine.

DynaMed Trial

VMAA offers a 15 percent discount on DynaMed, a clinical reference tool created for physicians and other health care professionals as a “point-of-care” reference tool. DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of more than 500 medical journals. For more information about this trial, please contact Ann Price, M.D., at ann.price@vanderbilt.edu.

ProQuest Update
ProQuest Health and Medicine Complete is a 24/7 online resource offered through the VMAA at no charge to medical alumni. ProQuest is a popular tool for many of our VMAA members who do not have easy access to an academic medical library. If you are not currently enrolled and would like to explore the ProQuest Health and Medicine Complete database, please contact Ann Price, M.D., at ann.price@vanderbilt.edu to receive more information and login information.

Vanderbilt School of Medicine 2010 Alumni Directory
The VMAA is working with Harris Publishers to create a new VMAA print and CD directory. We anticipate delivery in summer 2010, well in advance of our medical reunion. All updates provided to Harris either electronically or via telephone will automatically be downloaded into the Vanderbilt database and will refresh your VUConnect profile (Vanderbilt’s online community).

VMAA Web site
The VMAA Web site was recently updated and now includes helpful links to VUConnect, Facebook, Eskind Biomedical Digital Library site, and information on how to access the ProQuest database. We have also introduced a link to a VMAA/VUMC monthly calendar. Please visit the Web site at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/alumni for more information.

Submitting Medical Alumni News
Thank you for reading Vanderbilt Medicine, especially the class “Worthy of Note” section. If you have news or a photograph you would like to share with us, please e-mail medalum@vanderbilt.edu; or fax to (615) 936-8475; or mail to VUMC, 21st Ave., South and Medical Center Drive, MCN D-8212, Nashville, TN 37232-2106.

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