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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center provides Web site to help families find research studies

Jan. 6, 2005— Families, health care professionals and other service providers in search of current research on developmental disabilities can now quickly and easily find relevant studies using Study Finder, a new online service from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt makes the “top 10” in the United States

Jan. 4, 2005— The Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been ranked in the top 10 children‘s hospitals in the nation, according to Child magazine.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center List of Expert Sources for Tsunami stories

Dec. 28, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has several health care experts available for stories related to the devastating tsunami in Asia. Please call the News and Public Affairs Office (615-322-4747) for availability of any one of these expert sources.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to plan statewide support network for families of individuals with developmental disabilities

Dec. 20, 2004—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has been awarded a one-year grant to create a plan for a statewide network of assistance centers for low-income and geographically underserved families of individuals with developmental disabilities. The grant is a Family Support 360 Planning Grant from the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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Vanderbilt Forming Medical Reserve Corps of Volunteers for Community Disaster Response

Dec. 17, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Nashville-Davidson County Health Department, The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, and the Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine, is building a local Medical Reserve Corps of trained health care professionals who could respond to a mass casualty or other emergency in our community.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hosts Live Web Cast of Robotic Surgery

Dec. 8, 2004—On Wednesday, December 8, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. (CST) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a live web cast of a robotic prostate surgery.

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New Vanderbilt Kennedy Center project to serve Hispanic disability community

Dec. 7, 2004—Nashville Hispanic families affected by disabilities will now have better access to information and services, thanks to a grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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Chapman posthumously awarded AMA’s top honor

Dec. 6, 2004—John E. Chapman, M.D., former dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was posthumously awarded the 2004 Distinguished Service Award by the American Medical Association.

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Trouble in Toyland report endorsed by doctors at VCH

Dec. 6, 2004—Just before the traditional peak of the holiday shopping season, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has released its 19th annual toy safety report. On Nov. 23, several toys were demonstrated for their potential hazards at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Veronica Gunn, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital talked about the types of injuries that are commonly seen each year involving toys.

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Tennessee Department of Health & Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers Seek to Learn Why Many Tennesseans Continue to Refuse Flu Vaccine

Dec. 6, 2004—Last year ushered in a swirl of notoriety regarding influenza vaccine. The 2003-2004 flu season arrived early and hit hard. For many individuals, thanks in part to tremendous media hype and a delay in the availability of vaccine supplies, flu shots were a highly-sought after commodity.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director receives honors

Nov. 30, 2004—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director Pat Levitt has been awarded the 2004 Friend of Children award by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The award recognizes Levitt's contributions at the local, state and national level to the healthy development of children.

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Researchers at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing report largest increase in RN employment nationwide in decades, yet crisis still looms

Nov. 16, 2004—The number of registered nurses entering the job market appears to be on a steady incline, with a total employment growth of over 200,000 R.N.'s since 2001, the largest increase since the early 1980's, but experts at the School of Nursing say it's still not enough to prevent a long-term crisis that threatens to cripple the entire health care system.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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