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Journey of an engineer turned entrepreneur: WiseWear CEO disrupts wearables market

Apr. 4, 2017—Jerry Wilmink traces his journey from research associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory to founder and CEO of WiseWear, a wearable technology company. WiseWear offers a line of luxury smart bracelets with standard fitness features and added safety features like phone notifications and distress messaging in urgent situations. Wilmink earned his bachelor’s, master’s and...

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Dr. Howard Kirshner on stroke prevention

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Howard Kirshner speaking about stroke prevention. Kirshner spoke Feb. 8 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Dr. Michael Neuss: “How much progress has been made in the fight against cancer?”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Michael Neuss speaking about the fight against cancer. Neuss spoke Feb. 1 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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Dr. William Petrie on Alzheimer’s disease

Jan. 19, 2012—Watch video of Dr. William Petrie speaking on Alzheimer’s disease. Petrie spoke Jan. 18 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Dr. Keith Churchwell: Advances in Heart Care

Jan. 12, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Keith Churchwell speaking on advances in heart care. Churchwell spoke Jan. 11 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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What our medical past can tell us about our genomic future

Mar. 4, 2011—Watch video from the March 2 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Holly Tucker, associate professor, Center for Medicine, Health & Society and associate professor, French & Italian, spoke on “What Our Medical Past Can Tell Us About Our Genomic Future.” Every era, particularly one deep in “Scientific Revolution” as we now find ourselves, necessarily has to...

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Video: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

Sep. 30, 2010—Watch video of a Sept. 29, 2010, Lunch and Learn Event with Dr. Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Too often, physicians must base life-and-death decisions not on how an individual will respond to therapy but instead on how large groups of patients did — on average — under similar...

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Watch: Life on the International Space Station

Nov. 9, 2009—Watch video of a Nov. 5 talk by Sandra Mangus, Ph.D., NASA Astronaut, Flight Engineer and Science Officer aboard the International Space Station.

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Watch: “Worlds Above the Sky: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope”

Oct. 30, 2009—Watch video of an Oct. 28 talk, "Worlds Above the Sky: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope," by Dr. Bob O'Dell, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

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Video: Health Care Business Alliance keynote speech

Oct. 8, 2009—Health care business leaders and experts tackle hot button issues in health care as Vanderbilt hosts the Health Care Business Alliance. Watch the Oct. 2 keynote speech by Randall Spratt, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corporation.

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Video: “Debating Obama’s Health Care Reform”

Oct. 8, 2009—Health care business leaders and experts tackle hot button issues in health care as Vanderbilt hosts the Health Care Business Alliance. Watch the Oct. 2 panel discussion.

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Video: Galileo night at Dyer Observatory

Apr. 8, 2009—Watch video of an April 4 talk by Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub, part of “100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project.”

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

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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.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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