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Join Team Vanderbilt for Nashville Kids Triathlon

Feb. 15, 2013—Children ages 6-15 are wanted to join Team Vanderbilt and participate in the 2013 Nashville Kids Triathlon.

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A Life Changed: A Vanderbilt nurse recounts the tragic night that would change her life forever

Feb. 11, 2013—Mia Sharp Bransford, R.N., EMT, works as a nurse at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, helping injured and sick children in the Emergency Department. Usually, her work and dedication to treat children and patients is performed in the hospital. But the soft-spoken, friendly nurse unselfishly rose to the challenge while on vacation to...

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West Tennessee Healthcare, VUMC announce affiliation agreement

Jan. 16, 2013—Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Jan. 15 an affiliation agreement that will expand the scope of health care services in West Tennessee Healthcare’s service area.

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VUSN lecture: Bredesen on health reform Jan. 14

Dec. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series presents “Health Reform—An Unfinished Business,” featuring Governor Phil Bredesen.  

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Talking to children about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary

Dec. 14, 2012—Jodi Bauers, child life manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, offered some guidance for parents faced with talking to their children about a school shooting.

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‘Tip-overs’ cause child injury, death

Dec. 13, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS.  

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Vice Chancellor Balser: ‘Cliff’ looming for biomedical research

Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.

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Flulapalooza set for Oct. 17-18

Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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LifeFlight goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Sep. 26, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is going pink during October to show its support for breast cancer awareness. LifeFlight medical crews will wear a special pink name badge on their flight suits and other staff will wear pink golf shirts.

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Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group presents ‘Transitions of Care’

Sep. 11, 2012—Gretchen Geagan of Life-Links Geriatric Care Management will present “Transitions of Care” on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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‘Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience’ subject of medical lecture

Sep. 11, 2012—R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Institute of Medicine, will discuss “Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience” at noon Friday, Sept. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

Jul. 6, 2012—A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together.

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