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Free luncheon to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Oct. 3, 2017—Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Legislators encourage nursing students to share real-life impact of health care issues

Sep. 2, 2016—Be involved, be personal and be succinct. That's what two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral nursing students interested in health care policy.

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Telemedicine usage increasing rapidly for many service lines

Aug. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Allen Naftilan, M.D., Ph.D., puts a stethoscope to his ears and listens to the heartbeats of patients more than 90 miles away.

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Age no barrier for patient’s transplant surgery success

Aug. 18, 2016—The old adage that age is just a number actually became a lifesaver for 71-year-old Rex Parton.

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Major grant enhances pulmonary fibrosis research

Aug. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received an $11 million program project renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the genetics and underlying biological mechanisms that lead to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro today

Aug. 8, 2016—Illnesses and injuries don’t keep regular business hours, but now convenient after-hours care from board-certified pediatricians is available in Rutherford County. Located at 1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd floor, the clinic is Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s fifth after-hours location in Middle Tennessee. Opening today, Aug. 8, the clinic provides walk-in care for children...

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Pinson to chair Nashville Health Care Council board

Aug. 4, 2016—The Nashville Health Care Council has announced the appointment of new and renewing members to its 2016-2017 board of directors. C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will serve as chair of the board for a two-year term.

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VUMC once again named among nation’s finest by U.S. News and World Report

Aug. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has once again been named among the nation’s finest providers of specialty care by U.S. News and World Report, and has also been named the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee and the Metro Nashville area.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center leaders receive awards from The Arc Tennessee

Jun. 2, 2016—The Arc Tennessee recognized the accomplishments of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) leaders with three awards at the Tennessee Disability MegaConference in May.

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Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt warns about hazards of fuels at backyard barbecues

Jun. 1, 2016—As summer heats up along with grills at backyard barbecues, health officials are stressing safety when using common fuels and accelerants.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D.

May. 19, 2016—The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, which supports minority STEM graduate students, is the subject of a feature story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Transition complete: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is independent entity

Apr. 30, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is now operating as a fully independent, nonprofit entity, following the completion of the legal transaction on April 30 that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the University in research and teaching.

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