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A Taste of Williamson to be held May 15

Apr. 25, 2011—VUMC presents Taste of Williamson at CoolSprings Galleria featuring samples of favorite creations from restaurants, caterers and hotels on Sunday, May 15, from 7-9 p.m. at Cool Spring Galleria. For one night only, the area’s best chefs unite to raise money for United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies.Ticketholders will meet chefs, sip their...

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Idea for community garden grows into reality

Apr. 22, 2011—Idea for community garden grows into reality Last year, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness (VIVA) had the idea to create a Vanderbilt Community Garden to grow crops for Vanderbilt students in organic and sustainable ways.  This month, the garden became a reality with the first planting. The garden is located in the Vanderbilt Medical...

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HealthGrades rates Emergency Department one of top in country

Apr. 22, 2011—For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been rated as one of the top emergency departments in the country by HealthGrades, receiving the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. HealthGrades is a leading independent health care ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to...

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Medical Center to bring parking and shuttle operations in-house

Apr. 22, 2011—After 30 years, the longstanding parking management contract between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Central Parking is expiring June 30, thus creating an opportunity for operational change.

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Get Steeplechase tickets while they last

Apr. 19, 2011—A limited number of tickets to the Iroquois Steeplechase are still available.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.

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Sleep strategy used by night nurses throws off their circadian clocks

Apr. 14, 2011—As many as 25 percent of hospital nurses use sleep deprivation to adjust to working on the night shift, the poorest strategy for adapting their internal, circadian clocks to a night-time schedule.

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Combined Gifts Have Impact In Medical Center Giving Campaign

Apr. 12, 2011—Support the areas or programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that most interest you.

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School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting to be held May 25

Apr. 11, 2011—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting, including the announcement and presentation of VUSM faculty awards, will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Room 208 Light Hall.

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Event highlights the strong bonds organ donation creates

Apr. 8, 2011—Three weeks before her son’s scheduled kidney transplant, Melody McDonald received a heart wrenching text message: the surgery is off.

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Beam Signing celebrates expansion at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Apr. 7, 2011—The Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched its $30 million expansion project today with a festive Beam Signing celebration. The event signifies construction is now under way on the hospital’s multi-year, multi-phase endeavor to expand physical space and programs. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership gathered this morning to add their signatures...

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Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, visits Kennedy Center

Apr. 5, 2011—“What the Kennedy Center represents is that people are willing to take seriously the needs and the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities,” Shriver said.

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