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Event provided free hand surgeries for uninsured patients

Aug. 15, 2019—Hand surgeons and other Vanderbilt Health staff offered surgeries to people who are uninsured and need surgical treatment for outpatient upper extremity conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ganglion cysts.

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Family’s long history with VUMC leads to cardiology directorship

Aug. 8, 2019—Steve Riven is making a gift in memory of his father to create the Samuel S. Riven, MD, Directorship in Cardiology at VUMC.

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Couple’s transplant journey continues by helping others

Jul. 25, 2019—Elizabeth “Betsy” Barbour and her late husband, Richard, created a fund to help support Vanderbilt’s lung transplant patient assistance fund.

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Eye Institute receives $10 million gift for vision research efforts

Jul. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) has received a $10 million gift that will fund regenerative visual neuroscience research to develop transformative therapies for eye diseases.

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Alice Ingram Hooker, longtime supporter of VUMC and Children’s Hospital, dies at 85

Jul. 24, 2019—Alice Ingram Hooker, a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and former chair of their boards, died July 23 after an extended illness.

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Hospital Hospitality House grows

Jun. 20, 2019—Supporters cut the ribbon last week to celebrate the newly expanded and renamed Pinson Hospital Hospitality House, which provides lodging for families and long-term patients at Nashville-area hospitals.

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$10 million gift bolsters psychosis research efforts

Jun. 13, 2019—A $10 million endowed gift will fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the Department of Psychiatry.

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Event celebrates impact of philanthropy at VUMC

May. 16, 2019—More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society, the Canby Robinson Legacy Circle and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC redefine personalized care.

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Steeplechase 2019

May. 16, 2019—Thousands of spectators gathered this year for the Iroquois Steeplechase, which has become Nashville’s rite of spring.

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Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

May. 2, 2019—Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

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Steeplechase ready to ride May 11 for Children’s Hospital

Apr. 18, 2019—Jack Fancey, an 11-year-old patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is passionate about two things: horses and raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes.

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Friends & Fashion raises funds for Children’s Hospital in style

Apr. 11, 2019—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held its annual fundraising event, Friends & Fashion, on Monday, April 1, at Music City Center. The fashion show and luncheon, now in its 29th year, was themed ‘Superheroes’ and included current and former Children’s Hospital patients walking the runway alongside professional models.

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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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