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Take precautions against back-to-school pedestrian injuries

Aug. 8, 2011—It’s back-to-school time, and safety experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering safety tips for children and their parents to help prevent pedestrian injuries, which often increase as the school year begins.

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Support hospital with Blizzard purchase Aug. 11

Aug. 4, 2011—Stop by any participating Middle Tennessee Dairy Queen on Aug. 11 to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, by purchasing a Blizzard. Proceeds will benefit the hospital. Contact: Allison Sambola, (615) 343-0722    

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Volunteers needed for 12th South neighborhood health fair

Jul. 28, 2011—Volunteers are needed for the Neighborhoods Inspire Health Fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20.

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University earns CEO Gold Standard Award for cancer prevention

Jul. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2011. The award is based on Vanderbilt’s efforts to help employees lead healthier lives, including activities that may help prevent cancer.

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VUPD opens new communications command center

Jul. 26, 2011—The new 24-7 communications office will be available for emergency walk-up day or night.

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Heart & Vascular Institute first in state to perform life-saving valve replacement

Jul. 25, 2011—Doctors at the Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute have successfully performed the state’s first trans-catheter heart valve-replacement procedure.George Ellenberg, 85, of Crossville, Tenn., was VUMC’s first recipient of the novel valve replacement technique. Acceptance into the trial saved his life.

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Aug. 26 golf tourney benefits hospital

Jul. 21, 2011—Help support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by signing up for the 2nd Annual Credit Unions for Kids Golf Classic Friday, Aug. 26, at Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Come early to purchase your mulligans and red tickets for games through the course. For more information on...

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VUMC named among nation’s most wired

Jul. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s technological savvy continues to garner national acclaim, as evidenced by the institution once again being named among the nation’s 100 “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems.  

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Vanderbilt study links military service in Middle East with serious lung disorder

Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.

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VUMC No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report ‘Honor Roll’

Jul. 19, 2011—Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved distinction as one of the nation’s leading health care providers from U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s annual rankings for “America’s Best Hospitals.”

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Clinic offers one-stop approach for ALS patients

Jul. 18, 2011—On the first Friday of every month, the Neurology Clinic on the third floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic is completely transformed. There’s a lively atmosphere, with food and music, and, most importantly, a sympathetic care team composed of every imaginable discipline. This transformation is made for the benefit of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),...

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VUMC to lead national consortium on biomedical research

Jul. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year $20 million federal grant to coordinate a national consortium that aims to advance biomedical research nationwide.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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