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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for siblings of special needs children

Dec. 1, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a workshop for children who have a sibling with special needs on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Infant development expert to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Dec. 1, 2003—How much do babies understand about the world around them? More than we ever expected, Harvard researcher and national expert on infant development Elizabeth Spelke discovered. Spelke will discuss infant development and what it reveals about the origins of human knowledge in her lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Consumer group and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital alert shoppers to hidden toy hazards

Nov. 26, 2003—Hazardous toys can still be found on store shelves across the country despite passage of the 1994 Child Safety Protection Act, according to a nationwide survey released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

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LifeFlight Nurse named National Medical Crew Member of the Year

Nov. 3, 2003—A Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurse has been named National Medical Crew Member of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services, one of the most prestigious awards to be given in the aeromedical field.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center awarded federal funds to work toward earning magnet award for nursing care

Oct. 23, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a federal grant for nearly $1 million to address nurse recruitment and retention and its impact on the quality of care.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital offers Halloween safety tips

Oct. 23, 2003—Dr. Andrea Bracikowski, director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, says parents should be aware children are far more likely to suffer injury from a fall, or impact with an auto on Halloween than to have their candy tampered with.

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for children with special needs siblings

Oct. 16, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a Sibshop, an activity-based retreat for children ages 7 through 12 who have a sibling with special needs, this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The children will work with an education staff member from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to create a unique quilt that will hang in the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $1.8 Million

Oct. 15, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has been awarded two separate grants to deliver online emergency preparedness programs to healthcare professionals around the country.

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Kennedy Center and Nashville Public Library cosponsor exhibit of nationally renowned artist Laura McNellis

Oct. 10, 2003—The works of nationally renowned artist Laura Craig McNellis will be displayed in the Courtyard Gallery of the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Oct. 10 through Dec. 31, in an exhibit co-sponsored by the library and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Hotel home for new Vanderbilt Sleep Center

Oct. 8, 2003—Seeking a more "sleep-friendly" environment, sleep experts at Vanderbilt Medical Center are taking a novel approach for providing sleep studies. In a first for Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt has opened the first hotel-based sleep center in the Marriott at Vanderbilt University. The state-of-the-art sleep laboratory utilizes regular hotel rooms, slightly converted to monitor sleeping patterns.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: World-renowned advocate for people with disabilities to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Oct. 7, 2003—Margaret Giannini, M.D., F.A.A.P., a world-renowned advocate for people with disabilities, will speak at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at 4 p.m. She is currently the Director of Health and Human Services Office on Disability and has over fifty years of service toward disability advocacy.

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Vanderbilt to participate in worldwide test of HIV vaccine

Oct. 7, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in worldwide tests of a potential vaccine that can stimulate important immune responses against the virus that causes AIDS.

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