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Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Apr. 18, 2017—Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.

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First Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 21

Feb. 22, 2016—The first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day, planned for April 21, will be a 24-hour campaign that draws alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and fans together to advance the mission of the university.

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Dance Marathon raises big money for Children’s Hospital

Feb. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos jumped in the dance line to join students, volunteers, sponsors and special guests for Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon’s Big Event 2015 on Saturday at the Student Life Center.

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The Gannon Boys

Nov. 2, 2014—Twenty-seven weeks into their pregnancy, Bekah and Christopher Gannon were faced with a decision no parents should ever have to make. Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt told the couple, who were expecting fraternal twins, that they’d lose one of the babies unless Bekah had an emergency C-section. But by doing this,...

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Children’s Hospital ‘growing to new heights’

Oct. 23, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched the “Growing to New Heights” fundraising campaign in support of a four-floor building expansion.

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Scholarships Allow Vanderbilt Undergrad to Pursue Career in Medicine

Feb. 24, 2014—John Chen, a second-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), is not sure what type of doctor he will become, but one thing is certain: he will have the chance to follow his heart in selecting his field of study and said he owes that all to Vanderbilt.

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Family’s support enhances cancer research training

Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.

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We Care for Kids Day

Oct. 17, 2013—The crowds turned out for Sunday’s We Care for Kids Day, hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its community partners.

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Bentley’s ‘Miles & Music for Kids’ set for Nov. 3

Oct. 17, 2013—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Goldners driven by lifelong love of learning, sharing

Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.

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Heart Walk 2013

Oct. 17, 2013—The American Heart Association’s 2013 Greater Nashville Heart Walk was held Saturday, Oct. 12, on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Gift supports child safety programs

Oct. 3, 2013—At a recent car seat safety check hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Kohl's Department Store presented a donation of $145,866 to Children's Hospital's safety programs.

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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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