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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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‘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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Submit poster abstracts now for 2016 Kennedy Center Science Day

Jun. 2, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's 2016 Science Day is Sept. 19 from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Each year more than 100 posters are presented by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research faculty and research staff. The poster submission process is competitive, and the call for poster abstracts is now open.

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VUMC Farmers’ Market to return to plaza location

May. 5, 2016—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns June 2 and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 27.

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Kennedy Center’s Neuroscience & Education Symposium is June 2–3

Apr. 28, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and Currey Ingram Academy present the third annual Neuroscience & Education Symposium on Thursday and Friday, June 2–3, on the Currey Ingram Academy campus in Brentwood.

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Trans-institutional team competes in regionals of global student competition for social good

Apr. 28, 2016—A proposal to help poor families produce food in crowded urban spaces put a Vanderbilt University trans-institutional team on the road to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, an international case competition that seeks innovative solutions to social issues worldwide.

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Public invited to learn about VICC precision cancer medicine

Apr. 27, 2016—Leading cancer investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will unveil the latest in cancer research during a community event May 10.

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VUMC research staff can earn master’s degree through MLI program

Apr. 21, 2016—Are you interested in earning a master’s degree while working full-time at Vanderbilt? The Masters of Laboratory Investigation Degree Program is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year through June 30.

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Orange Alert in effect for VUMC phones

Apr. 18, 2016—An Orange Alert for phone system failure at VUMC is in effect. Identified areas with issues include: One Hundred Oaks, remote clinics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Critical Care Tower and Medical Center East. Phones with prefixes 936- and 875- are affected and callers may receive a busy signal when calling from a...

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AccessVU to be unavailable April 29–May 1

Apr. 14, 2016—AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.

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Free head and neck cancer screening April 15

Apr. 13, 2016—The symptoms of head and neck cancer can be subtle. To help catch the disease in its earliest stages, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck cancer screenings Friday, April 15.

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