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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offering cancer treatment for patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 6, 2005—Cancer patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath who are in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and in need of continued treatment can contact the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for assistance.

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Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps opens warehouse to receive donated materials for hurricane relief assistance

Sep. 6, 2005—Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps (MTMRC) will open a warehouse within the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, located on James Robertson Parkway in downtown Nashville, to receive personal items as well as medical supplies to assist hurricane disaster relief efforts. Beginning tomorrow, warehouse hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. each day.

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Fourth annual Roads Scholars Tour takes Vanderbilt to Alabama

Aug. 8, 2005—From the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and from the University of the South to Jack Daniel's Distillery, the cultural, educational and economic engines of southeastern and Middle Tennessee and north and central Alabama will be showcased on the fourth annual Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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CCFA and VUMC Host Education Forum for Crohn‘s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Aug. 8, 2005—The Crohn‘s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hosting the third annual Living With Crohn‘s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis patient education program.

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing professor to ride with Lance Armstrong in Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope

Jul. 27, 2005—Joan King, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.C., a cancer survivor and director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing‘s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, has been chosen to ride across the country alongside seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong in a campaign called the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope.

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Vanderbilt sees increased number of heat-related illnesses

Jul. 26, 2005—Vanderbilt‘s emergency physicians are seeing an increase in the number of heat-related emergencies and are urging the public to take precautions in the extreme heat.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director to receive autism research award

Jul. 12, 2005— Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director Pat Levitt has been awarded the 2005 Research Champion Award by the Autism Society of America (ASA).

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Vanderbilt‘s Catron named Tennessee‘s Children‘s Care Director by Governor

Jul. 11, 2005— Thomas F. Catron, associate professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt Medical Center, has been named by Governor Phil Bredesen as the director of the Governor‘s Office of Children‘s Care Coordination.

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Bug Season calls for Precautions

Jun. 20, 2005— The great outdoors will keep children busy and active this season, but experts at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt say parents would be wise to use a little precaution before play time to avoid insect-borne illnesses, typically caused by insect bites or stings.

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LifeFlight to land at Country Music Hall of Fame; Event celebrates 20-year anniversary

Jun. 20, 2005— This afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. LifeFlight will touch down outside the Country Music Hall of Fame for part of an evening gala to be held at the museum celebrating LifeFlight‘s 20 years of service to Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Announces New Research Institute To Focus On Earliest Possible Detection Of Cancers

Jun. 15, 2005— The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will launch a new research institute, jump-started with a $10 million gift from West Tennessee businessman Jim Ayers, to develop techniques to detect cancers at their earliest, most curable stages, Vanderbilt officials announced today.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives gift from the Dan Marino Foundation

May. 19, 2005— Reaching out to children with autism and their families is what the Dan Marino Foundation is all about. The foundation recently expanded its impact through a gift of $100,000 to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The gift, the first major donation the foundation has made outside of its home base of South Florida, will create Dan Marino Foundation Fellowships and Dan Marino Foundation Discovery Grants and will support the center‘s outreach programs.

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