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Reporter March 21 2014

Photo: Imagine Dragons

Mar. 20, 2014—The rock band Imagine Dragons recently visited patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Virtual reality simulator hones eye surgery skills

Mar. 20, 2014—Virtual reality environments are a common feature used in the aviation industry to train pilots, and now they’re also proving to be a very effective tool in educating the next generation of ophthalmological surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center sharpens its focus

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s stereotactic radiosurgery equipment was the first of its kind in Middle Tennessee in 2009. Now, a newly organized Stereotactic Radiosurgery Center is making it easier for patients to receive this cutting-edge treatment.

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VU first to offer new implantable defibrillator

Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt is the first hospital in Tennessee to use a new subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) to treat patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

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Jeff Gordon grant to help pediatric cancer patients cope with illness

Mar. 3, 2014—The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of its annual Promise Circle Competitive Grant Program. The grant will help make clinical art therapy available to more pediatric oncology patients, enhancing their treatment experience. Children’s Hospital is one of seven organizations to receive a...

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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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