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Warm weather kicks off early ‘trauma season’ in Middle Tennessee

Mar. 19, 2012—March 20 officially marked the first day of spring, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing summer-type accidents due to unseasonably warm weather.

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Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

Mar. 19, 2012—The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will discuss and take questions regarding how information about the genetic drivers of cancer...

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Peabody again ranked top graduate education school

Mar. 13, 2012—For the fourth straight year, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report poll of graduate education schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked No. 14 among research medical centers.

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Next My Health Chat: ‘Your Genome and the Future of Medicine’

Feb. 22, 2012—The March edition of My Health Chat will focus on the broad implications for the future of medicine presented by the sequencing of the human genome. Host Jim Jirjis will be joined March 7 by Gordon Bernard, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, and Dan Roden, assistant vice chancellor...

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Employee Celebration free screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Feb. 26

Feb. 17, 2012—Bring the kids and enjoy the dazzling animated DreamWorks movie How To Train Your Dragon on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. This free event, sponsored by Employee Celebration, will take place in the second floor movie theater in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In this innovative tale, the son of a Viking...

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Portion of 21st Avenue South to be closed this weekend; other closure

Feb. 15, 2012—Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, through 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, the north- and southbound lanes of 21st Avenue South will be closed from Edgehill Avenue to Medical Center Drive. Police officers and detour signs will be on site for the duration of the street closure to direct emergency vehicles and other related traffic to...

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Vote in House Organ’s Pets of Vanderbilt contest

Feb. 9, 2012—As always, hundred and hundreds of pictures were submitted by Vanderbilt staff and faculty for House Organ’s annual Pets of Vanderbilt feature, a Medical Center tradition. Finalists in the Dogs, Cats, and Group or Duo categories are published below, and be sure to click in the blue bars to vote in the 2012 pet poll,...

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Hall of Famer Raymond Berry sports Vanderbilt tie at Super Bowl XLVI

Feb. 6, 2012—Raymond Berry, a former wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and former coach of the New England Patriots, wore a little bit of Vanderbilt at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI when he presented the Vince Lombardi trophy to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following the game between the New...

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Help put childhood cancer on ice at Predators game March 10

Feb. 3, 2012—When the Nashville Predators hit the ice in Nashville March 10, you can score an assist when it comes to childhood cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the game against the Detroit Red Wings will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will...

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Balser says opportunities, challenges ahead for VUMC

Feb. 2, 2012—Speaking to a packed auditorium on Feb. 1 during the 2012 Winter Faculty Meeting, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, addressed progressive growth in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s national reputation while also outlining ongoing, strategic efforts targeted to ensure the medical center’s continued economic strength.

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“My Health Chat” takes on autism, other developmental disabilities

Jan. 26, 2012—Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will discuss and take questions about discovery and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during the next “My Health Chat” on Feb. 14. Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians...

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Children’s Hospital opens newly developed 10th floor clinic space to patients

Jan. 18, 2012—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened its newly developed 10th floor of the Doctors’ Office Tower (DOT). The 11-story DOT, adjoining Children’s Hospital, houses outpatient pediatric clinics and serves as a base for many physicians. The additional 21,000-square-foot area provides more space for clinical services and is the new home of the...

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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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