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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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Eskind Biomedical Library to close for transformative renovation

Jul. 5, 2017—The Eskind Biomedical Library will close Aug. 1 for a a yearlong renovation, and updated information on services and collections will be available on the library's homepage.

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Device helps ICU patients by filtering out noise from medical alarms

Jun. 21, 2017—A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.

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VUSM joins initiative to transform medical education

Jun. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has been chosen to be a part of the newly formed Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute), a national initiative to transform medical education across the continuum from pre-medical school to physician practice.

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Forum highlights innovative approaches to bolstering biomedical research

Jun. 1, 2017—How can we — together — make research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) better and stronger?

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Student Health Coalition reunion

May. 25, 2017—Joseph Little, M.D., ’77, BA ’72, left, and Irwin Venick, J.D., ’75, right, shown here with Robert Miller, M.D., recently spoke about their experience with the Vanderbilt Student Health Coalition, an initiative of Vanderbilt medical, nursing, law and undergraduate students that began in 1969.

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Challenges, opportunities ahead for VUSM graduates

May. 18, 2017—In his message to the class of 2017 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), spoke of challenges caused by the rapid pace of change in health care and eroding public trust in the U.S. health care system.

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Commencement 2017 schedule

May. 11, 2017—Commencement begins at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.

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Class of 2017: Jacob Schultz, former walk-on snapper, heads to medical school on Navy scholarship

May. 8, 2017—When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.

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Faculty meeting highlights VUMC’s achievements, goals

May. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is known for world-renowned research, national leadership in training health care professionals and for the most cutting-edge medical care for complex conditions.

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Shade Tree Trot 2017

May. 4, 2017—This year’s Shade Tree Trot, held April 22, and benefit dinner raised a record amount — $76,000. Approximately 550 runners and walkers registered for the ninth annual 5K race on the Vanderbilt campus organized by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students.

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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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