January 19, 2001

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Vanderbilt ranks high for annual Heart Walk

In its third year of hosting the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, Vanderbilt topped the charts in fundraising efforts.

The Nashville walk is ranked No. 8 in all size markets for income and moved up the scale to No. 2 within its size market for monies raised. Vanderbilt also was listed as the 10th highest income-raising company in the U.S.

More than 800 walkers from the Vanderbilt community supported the event, with an overall participation of more than 7,000.

The top fundraising team was from the Cardiology Department, headed by Stephanie Smotherman. Also, 22 Vanderbilt employees raised $1,000 or more and received gifts including cruises as a special thank you from the AHA.

Heart Walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the Midstate and across the country.

Meharry-Vanderbilt launches new web site

The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance launched its new web site recently – www.meharry-vanderbilt.org

The site contains information about the Alliance and the collaborative efforts of Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College.

Call 936-6070 to add information.

Frist speaking at NAM meeting Jan. 29

A membership meeting of the Nashville Academy of Medicine is set for Monday, Jan. 29 at the Gladys Stringfield Owen Auditorium at Baptist Hospital. Senator Bill Frist, M.D., will be the featured speaker at the dinner meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations should be made by Jan. 24 by calling 327-1236.