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Reporter Sept 9 2016

Improved blood management system reduces waste, costs

Sep. 8, 2016—Thirty percent less blood was transfused and more than $2 million was saved over a three-year period through changes in how blood is ordered, transported and stored at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Simple Beginnings ceremony celebrates new doctoral students

Sep. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt University welcomed 92 new doctoral students Sept. 2 during the seventh annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well wishers.

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People key to driving success of Department of Pediatrics: Webber

Sep. 8, 2016—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, stressing the continued importance of the enterprise’s four mission areas — research, clinical care, education and advocacy and service.

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Nominations sought for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards

Sep. 5, 2016—Nominations are being sought for the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards, presented annually to at least one graduate student and one medical student associated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who have made outstanding contributions to the institution by fostering a more diverse environment.

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