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Join the effort to protect Tennessee’s children from abuse and neglect

Nov. 9, 2011—Give to Community Shares and help Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and other community agencies Each year in Tennessee, the number of children reported abused or neglected would more than fill Titans stadium. If that fact isn’t sobering enough, consider this: Most abuse cases in the state involve children age 4 and younger. For more than...

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for a safe Halloween

Oct. 28, 2011—Following simple safety procedures will also help reduce the risk of falls, which are the primary cause of most Halloween-related injuries seen each year in Children’s Hospital’s emergency room.

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Vanderbilt rolls out Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System

Oct. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first health care institution in the state, and the third in the nation, to implement a Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System, designed to deliver coordinated, expedited care for heart patients.

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Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

Oct. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series of live online video chats. The campaign represents the promise offered by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff as they strive to...

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Vanderbilt doubles current world record for vaccinations

Oct. 12, 2011—On Oct. 12, Vanderbilt University more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. From 6:50 a.m. until 2:50 p.m., 12,647 university and medical center faculty, staff and students received free influenza vaccinations at Flulapalooza, a mass vaccination drill and simultaneous attempt to break the current Guinness world record. By the time the event ended around 7 p.m., more than 14,000 total vaccinations had been dispensed.

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Renowned endocrine tumor expert to speak Oct. 17-19

Sep. 30, 2011—The Vanderbilt Neuroendocrine Center is hosting talks by renowned endocrine tumor expert Kjell Oberg of Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, Oct. 17-19 on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus. Oberg, chairman of the Centre of Excellence for Endocrine Tumors, is widely accepted as an authority on endocrine tumors, having pioneered the treatment of carcinoid tumors...

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt Gives website will coordinate employee giving

Sep. 26, 2011—A new website will serve as the central location to coordinate charitable giving by Vanderbilt faculty and staff to the university, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the Nashville community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Sept. 22. Vanderbilt Gives consolidates the annual Community Giving, Faculty-Staff and Partners in Health campaigns into one online location....

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Watch Sept. 20 State of the Medical Center address

Sep. 21, 2011—  Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, presented his State of the Medical Center address in Langford Auditorium Sept. 20. Balser discussed highlights from the previous fiscal year as well as goals and objectives for the current year. Watch the State of the Medical Center address.  ...

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Celebrate with 60-year employee Margurite Douglas at service awards ceremony Sept. 13

Sep. 12, 2011—Margurite Douglas, who is marking 60 years of employment at Vanderbilt in 2011, will be honored at the annual Service Awards Celebration scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Langford Auditorium.

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VU Employee Health Fair is Sept. 8

Sep. 1, 2011—All benefits-eligible Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are invited to attend the Employee Health Fair on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt launches sports concussion center

Sep. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has created a special program to integrate and standardize the care of athletes and others who suffer concussion.

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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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