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2015: The Year in Review

Dec. 18, 2015—From national championship battles to breakthroughs in research, key appointments to beautiful #vandygrams, goodbyes to #VU2015 and hellos to #VU2019, take a look back at the year that was.

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Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Nov. 24, 2015—Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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Many groups, one mission: caring for children, families

Nov. 19, 2015—At 6 feet 4 inches, Shea Weber towers over the tiny tots he visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, yet it is he who looks up to them.

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Universities should lead in developing solutions to global challenges, chancellor says

Nov. 18, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.

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Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics hit new milestone in patient visits

Nov. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics have treated 25,000 patients since the first clinic opened its doors on March 25, 2013. Patients and families are able to receive expert pediatric care in their own communities for illness or injuries that occur during the evening or weekend. Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics are located in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Spring Hill and...

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Greater Nashville Heart Walk

Oct. 8, 2015—Overcast skies, misty rain and cool temperatures did not dampen the spirits of the 9,000 walkers who descended on Vanderbilt’s campus for the American Heart Association’s 2015 Greater Nashville Heart Walk, which was held Saturday, Oct. 3.

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VUMC poised to transform health care in region

Oct. 8, 2015—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., started his annual State of the Medical Center Address last Thursday by affirming that many who work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) feel “called to do so,” often compelled by life-shaping experiences.

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Donation to bring computers to thousands of MNPS families

Oct. 1, 2015—A few thousand families in the Metro Nashville Public Schools system will now have computers at home, thanks to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s donation of 3,800 lightly used computers.

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Nashville Lifestyles honors Children’s Hospital’s Rush

Sep. 17, 2015—Meg Rush, M.D., executive medical director and chief of staff for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently named among Nashville Lifestyles’ Top 10 Women in Business for 2015.

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Governing board for Vanderbilt University Medical Center named

Sep. 14, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected the members of the governing board for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This independent board will immediately begin planning for VUMC to operate as a separate entity and will govern the Medical Center once its financial and administrative transition from the university is complete.

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Vanderbilt earns best-ever No. 15 ranking from ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Sep. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt was ranked No. 15 on "U.S. News & World Report's" list of top national universities, its best-ever showing.

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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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