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Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Dec. 12, 2017—Alicia Georges, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of the 38 million-member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean's Diversity Lecture series.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to offer new master’s degree in genetic counseling

Dec. 11, 2017—Genetic counseling is one of the fastest growing health professions in the country. Demand for genetic counselors is far outpacing the number of trained specialists, prompting the creation of a new degree program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Board of Trust recently approved a master of genetic counseling degree, and the first students are expected to enroll for the fall 2019 semester.

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My Southern Health: Winter coats are dangerous in car seats

Dec. 8, 2017—Bulky coats give the false impression your child is snugly strapped in the car seat.

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School of Nursing presents first Divisional Commodore Award

Dec. 8, 2017—Ryan E. McNew, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient.

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Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

Dec. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, in conjunction with the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series, will present Debra J. Barksdale of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Nursing on Jan. 15.

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Medical Center Drive closed Dec. 9-10

Dec. 7, 2017—Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, until 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, portions of Medical Center Drive will be closed for construction crane disassembly. Staff will be present to redirect traffic.

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Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

Nov. 29, 2017—The Occupational Health Clinic has expanded its hours of operation to better serve faculty and staff.

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Chancellor celebrates an early Thanksgiving with students staying for break

Nov. 22, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted students for a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Student Life Center Nov. 20.

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15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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VUPD designates area for safe exchange of items bought, sold online

Nov. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt University Police Department has designated an “Exchange Area” or “Safe Deal Zone” to provide a safe environment for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to trade legal new or used items bought or sold online through various apps.

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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My Southern Health: Four myths and facts about weight-loss surgery

Nov. 10, 2017—Weight-loss surgery is very effective helping some people lose 50 to 75 percent of excess body weight, producing great control of health conditions and improving quality of life. There are several myths associated with surgery; here they are with the facts.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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