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View historical medical center images through new website

Jun. 5, 2012—VUMC Through Time is a new historical image website from the Eskind Biomedical Library. It contains more than 1,000 images depicting Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s people and places, from the late 19th century to the recent past. The images include class composites, group photos of residents, portraits of faculty, images of events and photos of buildings...

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Don’t miss the annual Employee Celebration Picnic June 22

Jun. 5, 2012—To celebrate the end of the academic year and to thank university and medical center faculty and staff for their commitment, hard work and dedication, all Vanderbilt employees are invited to an Employee Celebration Picnic on Friday, June 22. The event will offer grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, dessert and drinks. It will be held twice...

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Vanderbilt lands significant patient-centered research grant

May. 22, 2012—Patients and their families will have a more active role and voice in research designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care, thanks to a federal grant received by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Listen: Vanderbilt environment shapes Randall’s novel

May. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Writer-in-Residence Alice Randall credits the school’s creative and interdisciplinary approaches to obesity-related diseases like diabetes with providing “fertile ground” for her new novel, Ada’s Rules (Bloomsbury USA).

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Trauma nurses initiate pledge against distracted driving

May. 15, 2012—Nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Level-1 Trauma Center are taking a pledge to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving. These caregivers, who treat hundreds of seriously injured patients each year due to distracted driving, want to see an end to behind-the-wheel activities taking attention away from the road.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens $30 million expansion

May. 9, 2012—In a ceremonial ribbon cutting May 9, officials at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrated the opening of a much-anticipated $30 million, 33-bed, 30,000-square-foot expansion to the hospital.

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Farmers’ Market kicks off May 3

Apr. 27, 2012—The 2012 Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market kicks off May 3 at Medical Center Plaza. It will be open every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. all summer long. Stop by and shop for local fruits and vegetables, dairy products such as goat cheese, milk and yogurt, grass-fed beef, eggs, pasta, honey, healthy baked goods and...

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieves Magnet status

Apr. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been granted its second consecutive Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®, a rigorous multi-year appraisal process reflecting the strength and quality of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration at Vanderbilt. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in 2006.  

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Vanderbilt recognized by AHA as a fit-friendly company

Apr. 20, 2012—For the fifth consecutive year, Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Company Award. This award is given to companies that demonstrate progressive leadership toward making health and wellness a priority for their workforce. Vanderbilt will receive recognition in the September issue of Fortune magazine for the...

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Children’s Hospital offers headphone safety tips to prevent long-term hearing loss

Mar. 28, 2012—With the proliferation of smart phones, portable gaming systems and media players, more children – especially teenagers – are listening to ear buds and headphones at dangerously high volume levels. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to parents and teenagers to help prevent long-term hearing loss. According to a Vanderbilt-led study...

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Williams, others elected to Frist Board of Trustees

Mar. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Associate Director of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations Gail Carr Williams and others with ties to the university have been elected to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Board of Trustees. In all, five accomplished community leaders were elected, and Steve Turner and Bernice Gordon were named the Board of Trustees’ first honorary...

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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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