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Pandemic spurs expansion of surgical care for underserved

Oct. 7, 2021—When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down international travel necessary for overseas medical initiatives, Vanderbilt's Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, began brainstorming ways to extend surgical care to those in need much closer to home.

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Kannankeril named inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Research

Sep. 22, 2021—Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, has been appointed inaugural holder of the Richard B. Johnston Jr. MD, Chair in Pediatric Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Children’s Hospital debuts new Reed Family Maternal Fetal Clinic

Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has opened a state of the art maternal fetal clinic to help expectant parents navigate the difficult decision-making process for babies at risk for or born with birth defects or abnormalities.

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Gift creates directorship in translational vision research

Sep. 9, 2021—Marlene and Spencer Hays’ longtime support of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute includes the recent commitment to establish the Marlene & Spencer Hays Directorship in Translational Vision Research.

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Children’s Hospital to benefit from raffle of new home

Sep. 2, 2021—Middle Tennessee home builder Willow Branch Homes has donated one of their new homes to raffle off in support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Family’s gift celebrates those who make transplants possible

Aug. 26, 2021—All Coleen Leszczynski ever wanted was to be normal. Born with a congenital heart disease (CHD), she labored to breathe, having only three-quarters the oxygen capacity of a healthy person. Still, she fought to live, serving as a cardiac nurse in her native Philadelphia area for more than 16 years. She wanted to help people like her.

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Supporting ovarian cancer research

Aug. 19, 2021—Rocker George Thorogood recently made a donation to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) from the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research.

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Susan G. Komen funds VICC breast cancer initiatives

Jul. 15, 2021—Susan G. Komen has announced breast cancer research grants totaling $14 million, including funding for three separate initiatives led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers.

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William and Frances Blot deed home to VUMC to benefit cancer patients

May. 20, 2021—Their condominium in The Westbury was at the heart of all that William and Frances Blot loved about Nashville — its proximity to Vanderbilt where he worked for two decades, its sidewalk that led to the greenspaces where they would watch the seasons change, and its residents who became more like friends than neighbors.

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Carells to endow chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Feb. 11, 2021—Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.

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New faculty chair is latest gift from Steve and Judy Turner

Jan. 28, 2021—Nashville philanthropists Steve and Judy Turner, adding generously to their longtime support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University, have endowed a new faculty chair in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine: the Judith Payne Turner Chair in Neurology.

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COVID doesn’t slow Friends of Children’s Hospital’s support

Oct. 29, 2020—In the thick of the pandemic, friends are as important as ever. Since 1972, Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a volunteer organization, has been supporting the hospital through fundraising, outreach and patient and family programs.

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