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A message about the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022—For over a century Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been committed to providing comprehensive, evidence-based, and personalized care to patients throughout our region, and increasingly to the entire nation. We will continue to do so to the best of our ability while remaining in full compliance with federal and state law. The U.S. Supreme...

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Courtyard Cafe to offer plant-based meals each Monday

Jun. 23, 2022—Starting June 27  for lunch, the Courtyard Cafe will offer plant-based meals each Monday. Each meal will incorporate enough protein, healthy fats, and fiber to provide a satisfying meal. The aim is for 15-20 grams of protein per meal, and include a good source of fat, such as oils, nuts, seeds, or avocado. Some meals...

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VUMC in the news, June 28, 2022

Jun. 23, 2022—A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Several news organizations interviewed VUMC sources for stories about COVID vaccines for young children. Among the placements: WSMV Channel 4 News, interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program and Joseph Gigante, MD, professor of Pediatrics, in...

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital becomes county’s first trauma center

Jun. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received approval as a state-verified provisional Level III Trauma Center, making it the first and only hospital able to provide this higher level of care in Wilson County.

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months through 4 years available

Jun. 22, 2022—Children ages 6 months through age 4 years are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will offer vaccines for this age group on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 22, 23 and 24. Appointments are required and available between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.   Saturday, June 25. Appointments are required and available between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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MyWorkday video series presents: What’s Happening with Updating Personal Information?

Jun. 21, 2022—Later this fall, new systems will arrive at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with the MyWorkday program, VUMC’s enterprise-wide project to replace existing business systems and processes, including HR, supply chain, and finance. Have you checked out the What’s Happening? video series to get a peek into some of the new functionality you will see later...

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July 4 parking and shuttle schedules announced

Jun. 21, 2022—Staff working on the Monday July 4 holiday should continue to park in assigned areas, with the exception of N Lot and Lot 127 parkers. Due to limited shuttle service, those who park in these lots should park in the South Garage on levels 5-7, in the 25th Avenue Garage using the 25th Avenue entrance,...

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Upcoming VUPD active shooter training sessions

Jun. 21, 2022—The Vanderbilt University Police Department is offering a number of training sessions, both panel presentations and simulation trainings, about active shooter situations. The sessions are based on the FBI’s “Run, Hide, Fight” training approach. Active Shooter Panel Presentations (Discussion Only) 1 hour at Light Hall, June 22, 23, 29 and 30: Active Shooter...

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Complete Making Health Care Personal – The Power of You today

Jun. 20, 2022—Making Health Care Personal – The Power of You is the first installment in the initiative. It will roll out to leaders June 21 and to all employees beginning June 28 with an invitation from C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer, that confirms automatic enrollment.

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Northbound lanes of 21st Avenue to close for VUMC crane work June 25

Jun. 20, 2022—On Saturday, June 25 both northbound lanes of 21st Avenue South near Edgehill Avenue will be closed due to crane work outside Medical Center North from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. To allow northbound traffic to continue to have access to 21st Avenue, one southbound lane will become a northbound lane for the duration of...

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New Clinician Spotlight: Elizabeth Perkins

Jun. 17, 2022—Elizabeth Perkins, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, joined the surgical faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology in August 2021, and she is serving as co-director of Pediatric Neurotology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC in the news, June 21, 2022

Jun. 17, 2022—A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center: William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about monkeypox, COVID-19, influenza and other subjects in the news. Among the news organizations he has spoken with recently: Healthline, Associated Press, CNN, Prevention,...

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