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VUMC concussion expert says ‘When in doubt, sit them out’

Aug. 13, 2013—As sports practices have resumed for the fall, physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) are already treating young athletes with concussions. They urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional. “It is...

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Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher fall classes

Aug. 6, 2013—Hot topics in astronomy, pioneering African American film stars, medical advances, and the history of fashion are among 11 classes offered this fall for adults 50 and above by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust approves five new members

Jul. 5, 2013—The chairman of a global media and entertainment company, an entrepreneur, two physicians, and a 2013 graduate of the College of Arts and Science are the newest members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers tips on tick and mosquito bite prevention

Jul. 1, 2013—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt pediatricians want children and parents to be aware of the dangers of tick-borne illnesses and other insect-related infections.

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Vanderbilt specialists urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jul. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt specialists are urging parents and children to leave the fireworks displays to the experts this Fourth of July. Children are often seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a variety of injuries, including serious damage to eyes from bottle rockets, third-degree burns related to the use of sparklers, and trauma,...

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New division launched to transform information technology at Vanderbilt

Jul. 1, 2013—Building world-class information technology is the charge of the new Division of Information Technology at Vanderbilt, which officially launched June 27 during an event at the Student Life Center.

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New deans in place at three Vanderbilt schools as fall semester approaches

Jun. 27, 2013—Three of Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional schools have new deans effective July 1.

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Vanderbilt, Children’s Hospital recognized as ‘Top Workplaces’

Jun. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are among the best places to work in Middle Tennessee, according to the "Tennessean’s" Top Workplaces list.

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Validating maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has provided important validation of maps of the brain at rest that may offer insights into changes in the brain that occur in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt stresses danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles

Jun. 13, 2013—              With temperatures rising in Middle Tennessee, health care professionals at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are stressing the danger of leaving children unattended in vehicles. This year in the United States, there have already been 11 deaths of children due to hyperthermia or heatstroke from being...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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