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Author: Kathy Whitney

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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New bone anchored hearing implant enhances patient’s life

Dec. 2, 2020—Although Elisabeth Mouw, 23, knew she would benefit from having a bone-anchored hearing implant, she put off getting one for several years. Aside from being concerned about the aesthetic of wearing an external hearing device, she was worried it would interfere with her ability to play sports.

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Faculty mentoring program named for Geoffrey Fleming

Nov. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Education is developing a mentoring program for scientist educators, clinician educators and clinical practice faculty that will provide support and guidance to access and acquire the resources and skills necessary for successful careers as educators. Named the Geoffrey Fleming Mentoring Program, it will be implemented in spring 2021.

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Lecturer shares impact Watkins made on his life

Oct. 7, 2020—The 19th annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture was held Oct. 6, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Watkins’ graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Watkins, who was the first African American student to attend and graduate from VUSM, died in 2015.

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UAB’s Vickers set for Oct. 6 Watkins Lecture

Oct. 1, 2020—The 19th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Lecture will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6, via virtual format.

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