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Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP

Ryan D. Mire, MD, FACP, has become a member of the Board of Regents, the main policy-making body of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Mire is the Vice Chief of Medicine and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Saint Thomas West and is in private practice with Heritage Medical Associates. Mire is a member of ACP's Medical Practice and Quality Committee and Credentials Committee and also holds leadership positions in the organization's state chapter.


Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD

Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, executive vice president for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named a chief scientific advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen. She joins George Sledge Jr., MD, professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, in the CSA role, including responsibility for guiding the Komen Scientific Advisory Board. Pietenpol, a leader in breast cancer research, has served as a Komen Scholar since 2010.


Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president of The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Rathmell, who is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine, will serve a four-year term, initially as vice president, then president-elect in 2018, president in 2019, and immediate past president of The ASCI in 2020. Founded in 1908, The ASCI is an elite honor society of physician-scientists with nearly 3,000 members from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.

CRN has named TekLinks to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list, an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.


Christy Tosh Crider

Baker Donelson has named shareholder Christy Tosh Crider as chair of the firm's Health Care Litigation Group, which includes attorneys from across the firm's 24 offices. Crider, who is based in Nashville, will continue to also serve as chair of the firm's Long Term Care Group and its Women's Initiative.

Graduate nursing programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report's 2018 rankings of Best Graduate Schools at both Belmont and Vanderbilt. Nationally, Vanderbilt tied for 15th and Belmont ranked 157th in the Master's in Nursing category, and the two programs ranked 11th and 127th respectively in the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The annual rankings surveyed 532 accredited nursing schools.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center earned straight A's in the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades released last month. This is the fifth year in a row the medical center has received the highest ranking from the patient safety watchdog organization. Other Middle Tennessee Hospitals to earn an A rating for Spring 2017 are Cumberland Medical Center, Maury Regional, NorthCrest Medical Center, TriStar Hendersonville, TriStar Horizon, TriStar StoneCrest, and Williamson Medical Center.

In other rankings, the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2017 has again named Vanderbilt University Medical Center a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. The only organization in Tennessee to be recognized, this is the sixth year in a row that Vanderbilt received the designation.

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