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Author: Wayne Wood

Telehealth grant boosts diabetes prevention efforts

Dec. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has demonstrated its effectiveness at helping employees lose weight as a means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the program using telehealth.

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Longtime Neurological Surgery chair Allen mourned

Dec. 11, 2019—George Allen, MD, PhD, an innovative surgeon who served for more than 25 years as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt, died Dec. 7. He was 77.

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Employees not current with their measles immunization will need to catch up

Aug. 19, 2019—Effective Dec. 2, 2019, all employees previously grandfathered into measles compliance with a record of only one MMR vaccine will need to have a second vaccine to be considered up to date.

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Major road closures to affect I-65, I-440, Franklin Road Sept. 20-23

Aug. 13, 2019—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced plans for bridge work at the interchange of Interstate 65 and Interstate 440 which will require the complete closure of the interchange from Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 a.m. Franklin Road, which is below the flyover interchange, will also be...

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VUMC mourns loss of pioneering pediatric surgeon, philanthropist Holcomb

Jul. 1, 2019—George Holcomb Jr., MD, clinical professor of Surgery, emeritus, champion of the creation of a children’s hospital at Vanderbilt, and former executive director of Medical Alumni Affairs, died June 28. He was 97.

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Farmers’ Market back on hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Jun. 5, 2019—The Nashville Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns Thursday, June 6, and will be held every Thursday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

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VUMC launches personalized care-themed ad campaign

May. 24, 2019—A major television advertising campaign for Vanderbilt University Medical Center is underway and will feature eight patient stories built around the theme “Defining Personalized Care.” The campaign represents VUMC’s largest advertising effort in many years. Television ads will run in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Jackson, as well as Huntsville, Alabama, and Paducah, Bowling Green...

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