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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

Dec. 3, 2012—Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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Steam test scheduled for Dec. 1

Nov. 29, 2012—From 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, a steam test will be conducted outside of The Vanderbilt Clinic near the construction area on Medical Center Drive. The test involves discharging steam to the atmosphere, which will create limited noise and a steam plume. The testing will be in one-minute intervals as needed. Flagmen will...

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NCS golf tournament raises $15,000 for Children’s Hospital

Nov. 19, 2012—The Ninth Annual Network Computing Services Golf Tournament was held Sept. 27 at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. This year’s event raised $15,000 to support pediatric cancer research. Jeff Kimble, director of Network Computing Services at Vanderbilt, and Carol Capps, office technology coordinator for NCS, recently presented the check to Luke Gregory, CEO of the Monroe...

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Posters accepted until Dec. 1 for Surgery and Engineering Symposium

Nov. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative will host the first Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Light Hall, Room 202. Reed Omary, professor and chair of radiology and radiological sciences, will present “Image-Guided Drug Delivery for Cancer.” The...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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Visit Christmas Village, support VU programs, Nov. 9-11

Oct. 19, 2012—The 52nd annual Christmas Village, set for Nov. 9-11 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, is a great way to do some holiday gift-buying while supporting important programs at Vanderbilt. More than 250 merchants offer a variety of unique seasonal and gift items, including toys for all ages, clothing for children and adults, jewelry, food items,...

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Volunteers needed for Race for the Cure and Healthy Living Expo

Oct. 16, 2012—Susan G. Komen for the Cure is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks from 5 to 11 a.m. on race day, Saturday, Oct. 27. The Komen Race for the Cure will be held at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. To volunteer, contact 2012racevolunteers@gmail.com. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with the Healthy Living and Lifestyles...

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Holiday cards and gifts benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 16, 2012—Brightly colored snowmen, two turtle doves and an artistic reindeer are among the designs created by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patients and their siblings as part of this year’s Holiday Project, coordinated by Friends of Children’s Hospital. Now in its 39th year, the Holiday Project features items that are a great way...

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Additional volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Oct. 17 and 18

Oct. 10, 2012—Additional volunteers are needed Oct. 17 and 18 to assist with this year’s Flulapalooza, where Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can quickly receive their flu vaccination during a mass flu vaccination plan. While exempt employees are encouraged to participate as volunteers, non-exempt employees also can participate in this event. All...

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Construction work to affect Medical Center Drive

Sep. 24, 2012—From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, construction work is planned for the area in front of Vanderbilt University Hospital’s emergency department, affecting three ambulance parking spaces. As a result, Medical Center Drive traffic will be shifted, creating one northbound and one southbound lane of traffic. Vanderbilt University Police Department officers and flagmen will be on...

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Lawn mower safety urged by Children’s Hospital experts

Apr. 29, 2008—Lawn mower-related injuries are among the most horrific seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are devastating to families, and doctors say they see them each spring.

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