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Author: Wayne Wood

Flu vaccine participation rate reaches 98 percent

Mar. 14, 2019—Ninety-eight percent of Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees have received a flu vaccine in each of the past three years, according to data collected by the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic, which oversees the employee flu vaccine program.

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VUMC Mourns the Passing of Howard W. Jones III, MD

Mar. 12, 2019—Howard W. Jones III, MD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former chair of the department and a world-renowned researcher into the causes and treatment of gynecologic cancer, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, March 9. He was 76.

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Browning leaves behind legacy of buildings and better lives for the people who use them

Feb. 25, 2019—It’s a crisp February morning and Ken Browning, just a few days short of his retirement, let his gaze travel down the Medical Center plaza. From where he stood, just outside Medical Center North, a three-block long canyon of buildings stretches south and forms the heart of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Department of Medicine debuts new shared space in Oxford House

Jan. 24, 2019—The fifth floor of the Oxford House has been remodeled into an innovative shared space for several groups in the Department of Medicine to use on an as-needed basis.

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Shuttle Purple Route to be reconfigured into separate routes for greater efficiency

Dec. 6, 2018—The VUMC shuttle service Purple Route, which serves buildings along the West End Avenue corridor near campus, will convert to two routes beginning Dec. 31.

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Signs offer reminder that Medical Center plaza is no-vehicle zone

Dec. 6, 2018—Signs have been posted around the Medical Center plaza noting that the area, which is designed for pedestrians passing between VUMC buildings, is a no-vehicle zone.

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Clinical Research Center moves to new Round Wing location

Dec. 6, 2018—The new Round Wing location of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Elliot V. Newman Clinical Research Center (CRC) opened Dec. 4 with a ribbon-cutting and reception.

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New app offers GPS tracking of Vanderbilt shuttles

Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood Riders accustomed to following the progress of an Uber or Lyft ride can now have a similar experience with Vanderbilt shuttles. Passengers can now track the locations of all Vanderbilt shuttles using the Passio Go app, which is downloadable to most smartphones. “Passio Go is a full-featured, real time transit locator system...

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