Reporter June 28 2013

Sleep Center helps barge pilots stay on course

At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz.

Dietetic interns add health and wellness training

Sonya Simmons felt like she was losing the battle against an unhealthy lifestyle. After a particularly stressful holiday season, her doctor told her that her blood pressure was creeping up and she was bordering on becoming diabetic.

Stroke Center strikes ‘Gold’

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has once again recognized the Vanderbilt Stroke Center for using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients.

Academy of Radiology Research honors VU’s Gore, Omary

Two leaders in imaging science at Vanderbilt University are among 43 recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research, academy officials announced last week.

Project Opportunity graduation

Project Opportunity, a 10-month job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently celebrated its five new graduates.

Annual telethon brings in $1.8 million for Children’s Hospital

The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon celebrated its 30th year on June 2, raising more than $1.8 million. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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