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Free colon cancer awareness event is Aug. 5

Jul. 25, 2016—For some people, cancer—especially colon cancer—is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance, is hosting a free seminar to educate the public about risk factors associated with the disease.

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When a child is sick, siblings need care too

Jul. 25, 2016—Serious health conditions affect the entire family, says Vanderbilt child life specialist Katie Beard. When a child is sick, here’s how to help brothers and sisters cope.

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Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health launches

Jul. 20, 2016—The new center—which will enable research using approaches to precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African Americans and Latinos—is the result of a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Churchwell named chief diversity officer for VUMC

Jul. 15, 2016—Dr. Andre Churchwell has been named to the newly created role of chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, he will continue to oversee the Office for Diversity Affairs in the School of Medicine while also engaging with other leaders across VUMC to create new opportunities for increasing diversity and inclusion.

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Robert Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 7. He was 89.

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My Southern Health: Flu shots will replace ineffective spray vaccines

Jul. 7, 2016—Take note—shots may be the only recommended vaccine option next flu season.

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VUMC chosen for leadership role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to be a leader in a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. The NIH will provide $71.6 million over five years to VUMC, making this the largest research grant the Medical Center has ever received from any source.

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From My Southern Health: Hot cars in the summer – a mother’s story

Jul. 6, 2016—A mother tells her story of the steps that can lead to accidentally leaving a baby in a car; and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers hot vehicle safety tips.

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Open-source instructions for focused ultrasound provide cancer research boost

Jun. 30, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s William Grissom and Charles Caskey are throwing open doors with a do-it-yourself, open-source software and hardware guide to enabling existing imaging machines with focused ultrasound technology.

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Search committee announced for VUSN senior associate dean for research

Jun. 27, 2016—Barbara A. Given, the Visiting Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and university distinguished professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing, will lead the search committee for the next senior associate dean for research for VUSN.

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‘Tri My Best’ Triathlon seeks participants

Jun. 24, 2016—Mark your calendars for the Tri My Best Triathlon on July 17, which pairs a child with a disability with a child without a disability to compete as a team, using modifications if necessary. Organizers are looking for children with and without disabilities ages 5–15, and adult volunteers to make this event a success.        ...

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Farmers’ Market open at VUMC each Thursday

Jun. 16, 2016—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now open every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. through October 27.

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