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Clinic Devoted to Child Obesity Offers New Treatment Options

Jan. 28, 2005— A pediatrician at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a clinic to help families tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Greg Plemmons, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, opened the Weight Management Clinic in December 2004 and immediately had eight referrals.

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Program for children in state custody recognized as ‘innovative‘

Jan. 27, 2005— Tennessee‘s TennCare Centers of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as being one of the six most innovative programs in the country.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives Memorial Foundation gift

Jan. 26, 2005— The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development has received a $100,000 grant to expand the Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic and Behavioral Analysis Clinic to serve more families who might not otherwise be able to afford their state-of-the-art services.

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VCH reading project receives $250,000 grant from media outlet

Jan. 19, 2005— Thanks to a $250,000 grant from WTVF-NewsChannel 5, a reading program based at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be able to put more books into the hands of toddlers, infants and preschoolers in Middle Tennessee.

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Expert on prenatal and infancy home visits to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Jan. 14, 2005— How can the behaviors of low-income first-time mothers be changed to improve the lives of at-risk newborns? David Olds, professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and preventative medicine at the University of Colorado Health Center, will speak about simple strategies that make a positive difference in the lives of these mothers and their children at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m.

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Vanderbilt Center for Better Health Appoints Dr. Mark Frisse as

Jan. 11, 2005— Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (VCBH) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Frisse as the Accenture Endowed Chair, effective immediately.

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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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