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VOL. 35 | NO. 22 | Friday, June 3, 2011

Dittus to lead VUMC public health programs

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Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, has been named associate vice chancellor for Public Health and Health Care and senior associate dean for Population Health Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dittus will join the senior leadership team of the Medical Center, overseeing the research programs that address public health and health care, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health behavior and education, health services research and the quality and safety of care.

He will also oversee the Medical Center’s clinical and outreach programs in community and population health and the educational programs in population health sciences.

The new role increases the depth and breadth of his prior responsibilities as assistant vice chancellor for Public Health and associate dean for Population Health Sciences and means much more than an increasing set of duties.

Dittus, who joined Vanderbilt in 1997 and was inducted into the Association of American Physicians last year, will retain his roles as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and the Quality Scholars Fellowship Program.

Fifth Third Bank adds 6 to advisory board

Fifth Third Bank, Tennessee, has added the following to the bank’s Advisory Board: Clay Bradley, a Music Row executive at BMI; Jeff Cogen, CEO of the Nashville Predators; Margaret O. Dolan, vice president of community relations at Ingram Industries Inc.; David F. Lewis, managing partner of the Nashville office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs law firm; Gregg F. Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee; and Nashville attorney Gregg Ramos.

Fifth Third’s Dan Hogan, former President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Tennessee, serves as chairman of the Advisory Board.

Bradley is assistant vice president of writer/publisher relations at BMI, a performing rights organization. He formerly was vice president of Artists & Repertoire (A&R) at Sony BMG/Nashville, was at Acuff Rose Music Publishing and was vice president of A&R at MCA/Nashville.

Cogen is CEO of the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena and has more than 30 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry. He previously served as president of the Dallas Stars NHL team from 2007 to 2010 and the Texas Rangers MLB team from 2004 to 2007. He started his career with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Shows.

Dolan is vice president, community relations, for Ingram Industries Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most respected family-owned businesses. She began her career at KPMG, LLP (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.) and serves on several governing boards, including Alignment Nashville, Center for Nonprofit Management, Nashville Alliance for Public Education (Vice-chair), Nashville Downtown Partnership, Rotary Club of Nashville (President) and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (Chair).

Lewis is managing partner of the Nashville office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and is a member of the law firm’s Executive Committee. He is president-elect of the Gordon Jewish Community Center and is a board member of the Jewish Federation of Middle Tennessee.

Morton is president of AT&T Tennessee and has more than 32 years of telecommunications experience. He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, vice president of the Tennessee Business Roundtable, immediate past president of the Tennessee State Chamber of Commerce and vice chairman of The National Museum of African American Music.

Ramos is a member of the Nashville law firm North, Pursell Ramos & Jameson, and maintains a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and employment law. He was president of the Nashville Bar Association in 2004. He formerly was an assistant prosecutor in his home state of Arizona. He is a past board chairman of Catholic Charities of Tennessee Inc. and past president of Conexion Americas, a nonprofit group that helps Hispanic families in Middle Tennessee.

Hermitage Lighting wins top design honors

Hermitage Lighting’s Kitchen Design Gallery, along with Nashville designer Melissa Morgan Sutherland, CKD, won top honors in the 2011 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition, featuring the year’s best designs from coast to coast.

The contest was sponsored by GE Monogram,, Kohler, ServiceMagic, This Old House and Waypoint Living Spaces. Winners were announced during the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas in April.

The bath’s renovated lighting design includes a massive circular lighting fixture and illuminated tray ceilings. The bathroom project was sponsored by This Old House, and the winners claimed a $2,500 prize.

Haynes, Carden join St. Thomas Sleep

Drs. J. Brevard Haynes and Kelly A. Carden, sleep medicine experts, have joined Saint Thomas Physician Services and practice with Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee. Both physicians specialize in evaluating and treating a variety of sleep disorders.

Haynes has been in private practice since 1979 and founded Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee in 2006. He was the first physician in Middle Tennessee to devote his practice exclusively to sleep medicine.

Haynes earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He is a board member and volunteer physician at Siloam Family Health Center, where he has also served as the center’s Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2006.

Carden joins Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee after previously working with the Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee and serving as medical director of the Sleep Center at StoneCrest. Prior to that time, she worked with Sleep HealthCenters® in Boston as one of its medical directors and as an instructor for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University sleep medicine fellowship program.

A native of Tennessee, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, MBA from the University of Tennessee College of Business, and medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Carden completed a residency in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and fellowships in pulmonary, critical care medicine and sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dye, Van Mol wins Mosaic, district Addys

Dye, Van Mol and Lawrence (DVL) took home a Mosaic Award at the recent Nashville Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AFFN) luncheon on Thursday, May 19, and also was recognized with three AAF District 7 ADDY awards.

DVL was presented with the prestigious Mosaic Award for its Multicultural Ad Campaign on behalf of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. “We appreciate the opportunity to work for Goodwill and tell the compelling stories of Goodwill clients,” said Jan Mattix, vice president and associate creative director.

DVL’s What You Give Me campaign, also for Goodwill, earned the AAF District 7 Gold ADDY for the television spot, It’s a Good Day.

Pagan honored by Catholic Charities

Rafael Pagan, a volunteer with the Loaves and Fishes program of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, was recently honored by Catholic Charities USA for his volunteer service.

Pagan, a resident of Franklin, is one of only 11 people in the nation to receive recognition in the Catholic Charities USA 2011 National Volunteer of the Year Award program; Pagan received an Honorable Mention. He was the 2010 Volunteer of the Year by Catholic Charities of Tennessee.

Pagan, age 84, has volunteered at the Loaves and Fishes program for more than four years.

Nursing group honors VUMC’s Peterman

Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO), which focuses on staff development to achieve enhanced health care outcomes.

Peterman will join the board after the organization’s July convention for a three-year term.

Wilson earns AIA architecture prize

Scott H. Wilson, A.I.A., LEED AP, chief manager of Scott Wilson Architect LLC in Brentwood, has been awarded a Citation in the AIA Middle Tennessee 2010 Design Awards, Built category, by the American Institute of Architects, Middle Tennessee Chapter, for his renovation of the historic Pope-Cross Building, located at 114 Third Avenue in Franklin.

Originally built as a detached office for a dentist around 1830, this historic structure was in need of an update and expansion to accommodate a current business program. Wilson points out, “The adaptive reuse of this historic structure demonstrates the sensitivity and subtle contextual response befitting an historic district with progressive ideas. The programmatic solution for the project resulted in an historic building that will accommodate a variety of businesses and even serve as an urban home, if desired, with high performance technology and performance standards.”

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