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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Jan. 3, 2018—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC) may nominate one assistant professor for the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship. The recipient receives a $15,000 grant to support a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.

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My Southern Health: 7 strategies for keeping New Year’s resolutions all year long

Jan. 2, 2018—New year, new you … right? If you’re like about 40 percent of Americans, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions in your time. But chances are those New Year’s resolutions won’t be as successful as you’d like.

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My Southern Health: 11 winter wellness tips you should follow this season

Jan. 2, 2018—As we head into the winter months, what we don’t want are the less pleasant things that can come with winter: colds and flu, accidents from slippery sidewalks and roads, and a dreary mental funk.

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My Southern Health: Women and heart disease

Jan. 2, 2018—Many of us are aware that heart disease is a major problem in America, but how do we begin to address it? Esther S.H. Kim, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses women, heart disease and how it can be prevented.

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Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec. 20, 2017—“The tax bill passed by Congress today rightly excludes draconian proposals that would have made college more expensive for students and families. In particular, we appreciate that Sen. Lamar Alexander recognized the negative impact specific provisions would have on the mission of higher education and worked to mitigate that impact…  

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Achieve your New Year’s resolutions with a wellness coach

Dec. 20, 2017—Interested in setting a wellness goal? Health Plus provides personal wellness coaching as a benefit for Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

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Health and Wellness announces holiday hours

Dec. 20, 2017—Health and Wellness services—the Occupational Health Clinic, Work/Life Connections–EAP and Health Plus—will be open during regular business hours over the next two weeks, except for closures during observed holidays on Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Dec. 19, 2017—Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topic at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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My Southern Health: The importance of organ donation—a young mother’s story

Dec. 18, 2017—Ashleigh-Anne Hughes’ inspiring organ donation story, and how her transplant led her to a life of advocacy work.

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Nominate faculty and staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 13, 2017—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of King through their work.

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Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

Dec. 13, 2017—School of Nursing student Steven Welton will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of the family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never before delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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