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Upcoming events bring crucial support to Shade Tree Clinic

Mar. 13, 2014—The Shade Tree Trot has come a long way since it sauntered onto Nashville’s 5K scene in 2004.

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Fundraising efforts bolster Shade Tree Clinic

May. 23, 2013—It has been a successful spring in terms of fund raising and grant support for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic.

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Medical students help reunite family

May. 16, 2013—Medical students at the free, student-run Shade Tree Clinic may have saved a patient’s life, but not using traditional medicine. The man had become distraught and even suicidal when his wife and son became stranded in Mexico without a visa, and were told they might not be able to return for ten years. Through a...

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SOM instructors recognized for serving the underserved

May. 2, 2013—A combination of highly rated clinical skills, a thirst for mentorship and a deep sense of respect for their patients are among the reasons listed in two recent recognitions for a pair of Vanderbilt physicians. Jule West, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine and her colleague, Morgan McDonald, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine and...

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Shade Tree Trot

Apr. 25, 2013—Last Saturday’s Shade Tree Trot drew more than 700 runners and walkers to the Vanderbilt campus.

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VUCast: Students help save a man; why women with elite educations opt out of full-time work; new Dores say yes!

Apr. 18, 2013—This week on VUCast: Watch how students help save a man and his family. Why women with elite educations opt out of full-time work See how new Dores celebrate getting their “fat envelope”

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The Power to Heal

Apr. 17, 2013—The power to heal is far more complex than just the use of medications and clinical treatments. That is what Vanderbilt Medical students are learning, along with collaborative partners from the school of nursing, the law school, and local schools of pharmacy and social work.  Together they volunteer as teams at the student-run Shade Tree...

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Photo: Family reunion

Feb. 28, 2013—Faris Al-Jashami, his wife, Claudia, and son, Moohamed, came to the Shade Tree Clinic last week to thank the medical students and medical legal partnership volunteer who helped to reunite them.

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Registration open for Shade Tree Trot in April

Feb. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students hope hundreds of participants will come out to support their student-run free health clinic at this year’s Shade Tree Trot on Saturday, April 20.

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Shade Tree’s social work team helps meet needs

Feb. 7, 2013—In an emotional moment at the Shade Tree Clinic, patient Faris Al-Jashami grasped medical student Stephen Dorner’s hand and vigorously shook it. He thanked Dorner repeatedly for helping him, but it wasn’t help for a medical problem.

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VUSM student lauded for Mobile Market

Oct. 18, 2012—Ravi Patel, a fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, is this year’s winner of the NEXT Youth Entrepreneur Award, and the business he started three years ago, the Nashville Mobile Market, is this year’s winner for Sustainability and Social Enterprise Startup Business of the Year. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur...

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Free Health Care in East Nashville

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic has served uninsured patients well over the last six years. Now, thanks to community partners including United Neighborhood Health Care, they have a beautiful new facility. New research underway at the clinic is important for the future of health care, especially in underserved populations, but...

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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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