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Reporter Oct 12 2018

Ready for the season

Oct. 11, 2018—Nashville Predators players Pekka Rinne, left, and Ryan Johansen talk with Samantha Mortagua during a recent visit with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Members of the team stopped by the hospital the day before their home opener at Bridgestone Arena against the Calgary Flames.

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Grants for community health projects awarded

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Community Health Improvement Team announced five recipients of a new pilot grant program to support innovative health improvement projects in Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson Counties.

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Couple’s gift expands legacy of hearing, speech research

Oct. 11, 2018—Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, might not have become a worldwide authority on pediatric hearing loss if she hadn’t been looking for something to do during study hall in her high school years in Memphis. One day, she and a friend volunteered to work in a classroom with deaf children.

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Community-driven health efforts saving lives in Lwala

Oct. 11, 2018—Eleven years after two Vanderbilt University medical students established a health care organization in an impoverished area of Kenya, the death rate for children under 5 years old has been cut in half, according to researchers from Kenya and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).

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Watkins lecturer focuses on research, inspirations

Oct. 11, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, welcomed those gathered at the 17th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture on Tuesday with a reminder of who they were honoring and why.

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Team’s study reveals hidden lives of medical biomarkers

Oct. 11, 2018—What do medical biomarkers do on evenings and weekends, when they might be considered off the clock?

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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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