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Author: Jill Clendening

Fauci shares lessons learned during pandemic response with Vanderbilt MPH students

May. 12, 2021—Anthony Fauci, MD, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden’s administration and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), recently met virtually with students of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program to answer questions about lessons learned during the pandemic and to share career advice.

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Vanderbilt Oral Health consolidates, expands services in new location

Apr. 15, 2021—With the opening of Vanderbilt Oral Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) services are now together in one convenient location on Belcourt Avenue in Nashville, just across from the Belcourt Theatre.

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Healthcare Alliance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Employee Resource Group event to feature story sharing

Apr. 14, 2021—The HAAPI: Healthcare Alliance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting HAAPI Voices, a virtual cultural story-sharing event on Thursday, April 22, from 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Everyone within the VUMC community is invited to join this celebration of cultural identities and backgrounds.

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Weight Loss Center at VWCH helps expand bariatric surgery options

Apr. 13, 2021—In May 2020, dangerously high blood pressure put 44-year-old Kristian Wernet in the hospital, a tipping point that led him to become one of the first individuals to have gastric bypass surgery at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) as a patient of the new Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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New Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville expands services in Sumner County

Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville, a new 31,000-square-foot facility that offers adult outpatient specialty care, along with pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.

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VUMC is regional center of care for treating rare brachial plexus injuries

Mar. 25, 2021—Delvonte Mayberry was riding his motorcycle in his hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee, when a motorist pulled in front of him, sending him flipping over the vehicle. Mayberry was airlifted in critical condition to Vanderbilt University Medical Center via LifeFlight.

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VHAN collaborations strengthened members during pandemic

Mar. 4, 2021—When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, members of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) — a clinically integrated network in Tennessee and surrounding states that now includes more than 6,100 clinicians, 70 hospitals, 13 health systems and hundreds of physician practices and clinics — were hit with challenges they might have never previ

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Service initiative amplifies importance of including and respecting all

Feb. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has an extraordinarily diverse workforce and embracing the differences of every employee is the theme of “Defining Personalized Care: We Commit to Be …,” the latest segment of a multiyear Culture of Service initiative underway at the Medical Center.

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Patient’s healing extends far beyond her shoulder injury rehab

Feb. 18, 2021—Eric Bowman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Vanderbilt Orthopae-dics Franklin, first met 52-year-old Michelle O’Donnell when she had a lingering shoulder injury. As he began his examination, he realized the Vanderbilt Health community needed to step up for her in a big way.

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Diabetes Day focuses on diversity, inclusion in research

Jan. 28, 2021—Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event which showcases the work of outstanding scholars and researchers in the fields of diabetes and endocrinology from throughout the United States, looked quite a bit different in November 2020 as the attendees connected virtually for sessions presented over two days.

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Gardocki joins VUMC to add endoscopic, outpatient spine procedures

Jan. 22, 2021—Raymond Gardocki, MD, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he will provide outpatient, endoscopic spine procedures expected to minimize post-surgical pain and reduce recovery time for adult patients with degenerative spine conditions.

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VUMC mourns loss of otolaryngologist and surgeon Ries

Jan. 8, 2021—William Russell Ries, MD, professor of Otolaryngology and Carol and John S. Odess Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Jan. 5. He was 67.

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