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Nominations sought for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards

Sep. 5, 2016—Nominations are being sought for the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards, presented annually to at least one graduate student and one medical student associated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who have made outstanding contributions to the institution by fostering a more diverse environment.

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Legislators encourage nursing students to share real-life impact of health care issues

Sep. 2, 2016—Be involved, be personal and be succinct. That's what two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral nursing students interested in health care policy.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

Aug. 31, 2016—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nurse Practice and Ph.D. degree programs.

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My Southern Health: Take control of health care with patient portals

Aug. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s secure online patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, is now even more accessible to patients with the launch of a new mobile app.

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Program helps Ph.D. students find non-academic careers

Aug. 18, 2016—In 2013, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) received one of 10 grants from the National Institutes of Health called BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) to help train scientists for a variety of diverse careers.

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New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments

Aug. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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School of Nursing dean emerita named ‘living legend’

Aug. 11, 2016—Colleen Conway-Welch, dean emerita of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, one of nursing’s most distinguished and prestigious professional organizations.

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Football opener will affect some automobile parking Sept. 1

Aug. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt football team opens its 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a nationally televised game against South Carolina. With the game being played on a workday, some adjustments to parking and traffic flow are necessary.

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Health and wellness series for scientists begins Aug. 24

Aug. 9, 2016—As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science.

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My Southern Health: How to handle food allergies at school

Aug. 5, 2016—For children just diagnosed with serious food allergies, navigating class parties or school lunches may seem impossible. Stacy Dorris, assistant professor of pediatrics, offers tips on how to proactively manage food allergies at school.

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My Southern Health: How to lighten the load with children’s backpacks

Aug. 3, 2016—As children head back to school in Middle Tennessee, Gregory Mencio, the Neil E. Green, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics, provides some important tips parents should know about backpack safety and injury prevention.

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