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Celebrating Swift

May. 25, 2017—Melanie Swift, M.D., center, is joined at a recent farewell reception in her honor by Mary Yarbrough, M.D., left, executive director of Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness, and Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, who succeeds Swift as director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Rolando named director of Occupational Health

Feb. 2, 2017—Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, assistant medical director of the Occupational Health Clinic and assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Vanderbilt continues Ebola virus preparations

Oct. 23, 2014—As the Ebola virus strengthens in West Africa and authorities work to prevent the virus from spreading in the United States, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues its preparations to: safely treat patients with Ebola; educate the general public through the Tennessee Poison Center hotline; and ensure that faculty and staff who have recently traveled to...

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Annual Flulapalooza event happens Oct. 1

Sep. 25, 2014—Less than 10 seconds — that’s all it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of next week’s Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event that three years ago more than doubled the world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Flulapalooza is Oct. 1

Sep. 19, 2014—Less than 10 seconds – that’s as long as it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of Wednesday's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event.

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Vanderbilt adds e-cigarettes and vaporizers to smoking policy

Feb. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt continues its commitment to a smoke-free campus by including e-cigarettes in its smoking policy.

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Flulapalooza 3 is Sept. 25

Aug. 14, 2013—Flulapalooza 3 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a tent between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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National shortage forces hiatus in routine TB testing

Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.

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Initiative stresses safe patient handling techniques

Apr. 11, 2013—Providing the best care for patients and their families also means making patient handling safety a priority.

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Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

Feb. 14, 2013—As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard.

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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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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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