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Trans Buddy program to support LGBT patients

Jan. 8, 2015—Fear of being stigmatized by health care professionals is a barrier for many patients who are members of the LGBT community — it’s one of the most-reported reasons transgender individuals do not go to the doctor.

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VUSM student making impact on LGBT health

Dec. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities.

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VUSM a leader in efforts to improve LGBT health

Sep. 11, 2014—Over the past five years there has been much progress in terms of the legal, social and cultural advancements surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

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VUSM student elected to board of nation’s largest LGBTI association

Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., was recently elected to the board of GLMA, the largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care professionals in the world. She is the first student to hold an at-large board position since the organization was founded in 1981.

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VUMC recognized for support of LGBT business

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two of its employees have been recognized for contributions to the LGBT business community in Nashville.

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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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