May 9, 2008

Recipients named for OHO grants program

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VUSM Dean Steven Gabbe, M.D., standing, with, from left, Caroline Bartlett Webb, James Webb Jr., and Judson Randolph, M.D. (photo by Tommy Lawson)

Recipients named for OHO grants program

Grant recipients have been announced for the 2008 Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks Community Grant Program.

The grant program was created in the spirit of Vanderbilt's new partnership with the 100 Oaks Community, site of the Medical Center's 440,000-square-foot campus extension.

Recipients are:

• Glencliff High School was awarded $6,000 to help fund a wellness center for students, faculty and staff that will be open to community residents after hours.

• The Neighborhood Resource Center, which works with residents of the Nolensville Road community to improve health, general welfare and safety in the area, was awarded $5,000.

• The South Nashville Family Resource Center Crisis Response Program was awarded $4,000.

• Flatrock Community Garden was awarded $3,500. Vegetables grown in the community garden will be used to teach local residents about cooking and healthy dietary choices.

• The Hands Together in Flatrock Music and Arts Festival, which is intended to encourage interaction and tolerance among residents of the Flatrock community, was awarded $3,000.

• The Junior Achievement program based at Glencliff High School was awarded $2,500.

• The Council on Aging was awarded $1,000 to distribute its Directory of Senior Services in the 16th Council District.

“As we congratulate our grant recipients and salute these deserving community programs, we look forward to getting to know more of our new neighbors,” said C. Wright Pinson, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs. “It's our intent not only to support the 100 Oaks community but to be part of this community.”

The grants program is open to community and school organizations in the 16th Metro Council district.