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Vachon named director of Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Dominic Vachon

Dominic Vachon has been named director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, beginning Jan, 1. The center trains aspiring and practicing physicians in the human element of patient care.

The center will primarily focus on training undergraduate students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, in compassionate care before they enter graduate school. The center also will network with other national and local health care organizations, conduct research in caring science, and provide continuing education opportunities to practicing physicians, nurses and other helping professionals supporting caring practice in helping professions.

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