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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Paws on the Plaza event aims to unleash puppy love

May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with the Nashville Humane Association for “Paws on the Plaza,” a new event that will bring a litter of puppies to the Medical Center Plaza each month from May through October.

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Liver transplant program marks 30th anniversary

May. 4, 2022—This May, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first liver transplant.

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VUMC debuts new loan repayment benefit for nurses

Apr. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has began offering a new nursing loan repayment benefit.

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Donate Life honors those who gave the ultimate gift

Apr. 13, 2022—April is National Donate Life Month. A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at VUMC in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, according to Tennessee Donor Services (TDS). A total of 203 people were tissue donors, enhancing the lives of 3,165 people, reported TDS, the federally designated donor network that facilitates organ and tissue donation in the region.

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Patient’s amyloidosis awareness efforts recognized

Apr. 7, 2022—Charlotte Haffner, who was Vanderbilt's first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat primary AL amyloidosis, was recently recognized by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.

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Schaefer named Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center medical director

Apr. 6, 2022—Heidi Schaefer, MD, has been named medical director of the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Magnet site visit

Mar. 31, 2022—Nurses at Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics held a welcome party Monday to kick off the site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Mohammad to direct Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center

Mar. 24, 2022—Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Adult clinics prepare for upcoming site visit from Magnet appraisers

Mar. 17, 2022—Nurses in Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics are busy preparing for a site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center as part of the Fourth Magnet Designation process.

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ECMO fellowship program provides lifesaving training

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's extracorporeal life support fellowship gives new doctors two years of hands-on experience with a lifesaving critical care tool, one that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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American College of Cardiology honors Vanderbilt’s Dixon, Thomas

Mar. 10, 2022—Two fellows in Vanderbilt's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have received awards from the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

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Heart/liver transplant gives congenital heart disease patient new hope

Feb. 24, 2022—Last year, Liz Barnett became one of seven people at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive a combined heart/liver transplant in 2021.

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