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StoryCorps project on campus April 22-24

Mar. 26, 2015, 9:24 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s project with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to record and preserve voices of local community members will be on campus Wednes-day, April 22 – Friday, 24.

StoryCorps is a national oral history project that gives patients, their loved ones, researchers, staff and others in the community an opportunity to share their stories.

A StoryCorps interview is 40 minutes of uninterrupted time for meaningful conversation between two people.

The goal is to recognize the people who enable health care work: patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff, volunteers and many other partners.

Some of these stories are edited into shorter segments, which may be shared with millions of Americans in a weekly, award-winning broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition and through the StoryCorps website and podcast. Participants will receive a copy of their recordings, which will also be archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Additionally, selected recordings will be featured on the Medical Center’s website and shared on social media.

To request to participate, visit http://www.nih.gov/about/voicesofNIH/. For more information contact Craig Boerner at craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu.

You can also hear some of the StoryCorps recordings at www.storycorps.org.

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