Stephen Raffanti Archives
Breaking the stigma of AIDS part of Raffanti’s long legacy
Jul. 7, 2022—On June 29 Stephen Raffanti, MD, MPH, hung up his scrubs at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic for the last time. It was a bittersweet moment for the man who helped lead Nashville out of the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic 30 years ago.
Major grant renews AIDS education, training initiative
Jul. 24, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a five-year, nearly $23 million federal grant to continue coordinating AIDS education and training efforts in Tennessee and seven other southeastern states.
NIH launches website for StoryCorps project
Jul. 28, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities.
Major grant boosts AIDS education, training efforts
Oct. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a major federal grant — $16 million over four years — to coordinate AIDS education and training efforts in Tennessee and seven other southeastern states.
BHT grant to help Comprehensive Care Clinic’s medication program
Oct. 16, 2014—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic has received a nearly $54,000 grant for 2014-2015 from the Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) for its Pharmacy Support Program, which provides free or low-cost medications to people with HIV/AIDS.
Award honors Byram’s HIV/AIDS care efforts
May. 22, 2014—Beverly Byram, MSN, FNP, program director of the Part D Ryan White program at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC), has received the 2014 Salute to Nurses Community Outreach Award from the Tennessee Nurses Association and the Tennessean.
Grant bolsters HIV pharmacy support program
Nov. 7, 2013—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic has received a nearly $40,000 grant for 2013-2014 from the Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) for its Pharmacy Support Program, which provides free or low-cost medications to people with HIV/AIDS.
New Comprehensive Care Center at One Hundred Oaks feels like home to its first patient
Dec. 1, 2010—Loren Antes, 41, was dying to stay alive – literally. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1987, Antes was subjected to a pharmaceutical regime that just about killed him. Each day he faced a decision of whether to ingest the 24 pills that were designed to keep the virus that causes AIDS at bay or to just...