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Cupcake-palooza March 24 offers sweet way to support Books from Birth

Mar. 13, 2012—Come to Cupcake-palooza, a benefit for Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee, and sample from a selection of thousands of mini-cupcakes donated by local bakeries and other area businesses. The event is sponsored by Abode Real Estate. This family-friendly event takes place Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Belmont United Methodist Church’s...

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Peabody again ranked top graduate education school

Mar. 13, 2012—For the fourth straight year, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report poll of graduate education schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked No. 14 among research medical centers.

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GIVME seeking research and project proposals

Mar. 7, 2012—The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine is now accepting proposals for Great Ideas in Vanderbilt Medical Education (GIVME), which seeks to fund innovative pilot research and development projects for teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt School of Medicine faculty, fellows and house staff may submit proposals for UME, GME, CME and Laboratory Sciences...

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Blood drives, bone marrow, tissue/organ donor registries scheduled for March

Feb. 28, 2012—Opportunities to donate blood through the American Red Cross, as well as to register for the national bone marrow donor and tissue/organ donor registries, are scheduled at the following times and locations: Friday, March 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Vanderbilt Clinic, 2701 and 2702 Wednesday, March 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Theater...

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Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture scheduled for March 1

Feb. 23, 2012—Antonio M. Gotto Jr., a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumnus and emeritus vice president and provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, will discuss “Dyslipidemia and CHD: What Have We Learned and Where are We Going?” at noon Thursday, March 1, in Light Hall, Room 208. Gotto’s talk is the 2012 Ed Holloran Memorial Lecture...

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Next My Health Chat: ‘Your Genome and the Future of Medicine’

Feb. 22, 2012—The March edition of My Health Chat will focus on the broad implications for the future of medicine presented by the sequencing of the human genome. Host Jim Jirjis will be joined March 7 by Gordon Bernard, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, and Dan Roden, assistant vice chancellor...

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Visit Facebook and raise money for Children’s Hospital

Feb. 20, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is eligible to receive up to $10,000 from Hyundai’s Like 4 Hope campaign. For each person who “likes” the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Facebook page from Feb. 15 to March 15, the Children’s Hospital will receive a $5 donation, up to $10,000. Visit the Hyundai Hope on...

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Employee Celebration free screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Feb. 26

Feb. 17, 2012—Bring the kids and enjoy the dazzling animated DreamWorks movie How To Train Your Dragon on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. This free event, sponsored by Employee Celebration, will take place in the second floor movie theater in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In this innovative tale, the son of a Viking...

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Portion of 21st Avenue South to be closed this weekend; other closure

Feb. 15, 2012—Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, through 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, the north- and southbound lanes of 21st Avenue South will be closed from Edgehill Avenue to Medical Center Drive. Police officers and detour signs will be on site for the duration of the street closure to direct emergency vehicles and other related traffic to...

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Flexner Lecture to discuss medical school curriculum reform

Feb. 13, 2012—Daniel D. Federman, the Carl W. Walter Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
 at Harvard Medical School, will present 
“Curriculum Reform and Development at HMS: Lessons Learned” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, in 208 Light Hall. Federman’s talk is the 2012 Flexner Lecture in Medical Education at Vanderbilt. Lunch will be provided with an...

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Take advantage of these opportunities to support Children’s Hospital

Feb. 13, 2012—Three upcoming Children’s Miracle Network events will provide opportunities to support the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Stop by your local Fred’s department store from Feb. 20 to April 8 and purchase a $1 balloon icon. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital. On Feb. 28, celebrate National Pancake Day at participating IHOP locations....

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Vote in House Organ’s Pets of Vanderbilt contest

Feb. 9, 2012—As always, hundred and hundreds of pictures were submitted by Vanderbilt staff and faculty for House Organ’s annual Pets of Vanderbilt feature, a Medical Center tradition. Finalists in the Dogs, Cats, and Group or Duo categories are published below, and be sure to click in the blue bars to vote in the 2012 pet poll,...

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