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Author: Kathy Whitney

Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

Apr. 1, 2021—Through a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House building on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

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Price to step down from role as associate dean of VMAA

Mar. 25, 2021—Ann Price, MD, who has served as associate dean of Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Affairs (VMAA) since 2008, will be stepping down from the position, effective July 1.

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Match Day reveals medical students’ residency locations

Mar. 22, 2021—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped again this year to implement social distancing measures due to COVID-19. Unlike last year, however, the students had the option to reveal their residency matches either in person or virtually via livestream.

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Deitte to lead Continuous Professional Development

Mar. 18, 2021—Lori Deitte, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named Vice President for Continuous Professional Development, effective April 5.

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Shade Tree Trot once again virtual, kicks off March 28

Mar. 17, 2021—The annual Shade Tree Trot, a vital and long-standing fundraiser for the Shade Tree Clinic, will be held virtually again this year. The weeklong event is open to the public.

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VUSM students helping vaccinate patients against COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to vaccinate patients against COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology

Feb. 8, 2021—The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

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Lecture highlights academic medicine’s role in racial justice

Jan. 20, 2021—On Monday, Jan. 18, Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing hosted the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture.

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First-person essay: Doing my part to end the pandemic 

Dec. 28, 2020—I want to particularly encourage the African American community, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, to step forward, receive this vaccine and spread the word to your families. Let’s put this pandemic behind us in 2021 — together.

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HERO-TOGETHER study seeks health care workers who receive COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 21, 2020—Health care workers, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be the first tier of Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to receive vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Health equity’s role in pandemic response crucial

Dec. 16, 2020—In March, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders established a command center on campus to address the myriad issues that the Medical Center would face in the coming days, weeks and months as the COVID-19 pandemic encroached on Tennessee, then Nashville and finally on campus.

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VUMC mourns loss of pediatrician Geoffrey Fleming

Dec. 9, 2020—Geoffrey Fleming, MD, professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Vice President of Vanderbilt University Medical Center Continuous Professional Development, died Dec. 8. He was 50.

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