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Take extra steps on Halloween to keep children safe, caution safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Oct. 29, 2012—Halloween is an exciting time for parents and children, but it can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. As children prepare for October’s fun-filled night of trick-or-treating, a few precautionary measures...

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VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012

Oct. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience.

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Plans announced for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center

Oct. 4, 2012—Williamson Medical Center (WMC), one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s affiliates, announced plans this week to expand its facility through construction to include upgraded surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services to be built adjacent to WMC’s existing emergency department. The proposed expansion includes a three-story pediatric tower, with two floors of space...

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Flulapalooza set for Oct. 17-18

Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Commodore Award winners named

Sep. 28, 2012—The annual Commodore Award is a presented by the Chancellor each fall, and this year’s recipients were Rebecca Pride, a registered nurse in Perioperative Services, and Tonya Mills, a grant manager in Political Science. They were honored at the Employee Tailgate Celebration earlier this month, along with Service Award honorees. The Commodore Award recognizes and...

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Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Open Enrollment is coming: Do you know your VUnetID and ePassword?

Sep. 27, 2012—Open Enrollment for 2013 benefits is Oct. 17-31. This is an active enrollment, and all benefits-eligible employees need to enroll. When you enroll, you will need your VUnetID and ePassword. Please check that you know your VUnetID and ePassword before Open Enrollment begins. If you have not used your ePassword since last year’s Open Enrollment,...

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LifeFlight goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Sep. 26, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is going pink during October to show its support for breast cancer awareness. LifeFlight medical crews will wear a special pink name badge on their flight suits and other staff will wear pink golf shirts.

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Vanderbilt Heart colleagues release “Walk the Walk” to promote Oct. 6 Nashville Heart Walk

Sep. 20, 2012—Keeping the beat has new meaning for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute colleagues who have produced a music video to promote the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The video was filmed at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Fool on the Hill Recording Studio in Nashville. It was directed and produced...

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network serving more of Middle Tennessee

Sep. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its affiliate medical centers — Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center – have created a new health plan of clinicians and hospitals which will allow employees at all four medical centers the opportunity to receive health care at any of the four institutions. This health...

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Family mass vaccination exercise set for Sept. 29

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt employees with children between 4 and 14 are being invited to participate in a free four-hour Family Mass Vaccination exercise on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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O’Day left legacy of passion, humility, kindness

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of longtime faculty member Denis O’Day, M.D., director of the School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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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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