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Year in Review 2015: Medical Center recognized in multiple national rankings

Dec. 17, 2015—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) placed highly in several of the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report.

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Year in Review 2015: Achievements, milestones abound at VUMC

Dec. 17, 2015—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2015.

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Frequent flyer Grubbs set to retire from LifeFlight

Dec. 17, 2015—After 31 years and nearly 6,000 patient flights, LifeFlight’s Tom Grubbs has decided to hang up his helmet and retire.

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Vanderbilt University and Medical Center take next steps in transition

Dec. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center filed documents with the Tennessee Attorney General Dec. 14 related to their transition to two separate legal and financial entities.

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Vanderbilt partners with Operation Stand Down for veterans event

Dec. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt staff and students filled 10 barrels of clothing to benefit homeless veterans in support of Operation Stand Down Tennessee’s annual Fall Stand Down event.

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Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

Dec. 1, 2015—Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.

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Lung transplant patient marks special anniversary

Nov. 24, 2015—On Nov. 24, Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient Pam Smith will have a low-key lunch with a longtime friend to celebrate reaching 25 years post transplant.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Nov. 24, 2015—Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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Growth, collaboration key to VUMC’s future: Balser

Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.

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Many groups, one mission: caring for children, families

Nov. 19, 2015—At 6 feet 4 inches, Shea Weber towers over the tiny tots he visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, yet it is he who looks up to them.

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VUMC named among top cardiovascular hospitals in U.S.

Nov. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in cardiovascular services by Truven Health Analytics.

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Universities should lead in developing solutions to global challenges, chancellor says

Nov. 18, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.

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