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New scholarships at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing available for pediatric nursing students

Feb. 17, 2005— Students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing from Vanderbilt, but who are concerned about financial obstacles, could get a big boost thanks to a grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation.

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First-time surgery may save newborn from bowel transplant

Feb. 16, 2005— The newborn baby of a Fort Campbell soldier family has become the first to receive a new type of surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt School of Medicine announces new chair and Institute for Global Health

Feb. 15, 2005— Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the first Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and director of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine‘s Institute for Global Health. He will assume the role effective July 1.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing‘s School Health Clinic helping school children fight obesity

Feb. 15, 2005— Childhood obesity in Tennessee is a growing concern. Research shows about 10 percent of children ages 2-5 and 15 percent of children ages 6-19 are obese, and the percentages have more than doubled in the last two decades. Experts at Vanderbilt say Tennessee‘s numbers match those national statistics.

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Clinic Devoted to Child Obesity Offers New Treatment Options

Jan. 28, 2005— A pediatrician at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a clinic to help families tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Greg Plemmons, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, opened the Weight Management Clinic in December 2004 and immediately had eight referrals.

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Program for children in state custody recognized as ‘innovative‘

Jan. 27, 2005— Tennessee‘s TennCare Centers of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as being one of the six most innovative programs in the country.

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VCH reading project receives $250,000 grant from media outlet

Jan. 19, 2005— Thanks to a $250,000 grant from WTVF-NewsChannel 5, a reading program based at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be able to put more books into the hands of toddlers, infants and preschoolers in Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt Center for Better Health Appoints Dr. Mark Frisse as

Jan. 11, 2005— Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (VCBH) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Frisse as the Accenture Endowed Chair, effective immediately.

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Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt makes the “top 10” in the United States

Jan. 4, 2005— The Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been ranked in the top 10 children‘s hospitals in the nation, according to Child magazine.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center List of Expert Sources for Tsunami stories

Dec. 28, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has several health care experts available for stories related to the devastating tsunami in Asia. Please call the News and Public Affairs Office (615-322-4747) for availability of any one of these expert sources.

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Vanderbilt Forming Medical Reserve Corps of Volunteers for Community Disaster Response

Dec. 17, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Nashville-Davidson County Health Department, The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, and the Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine, is building a local Medical Reserve Corps of trained health care professionals who could respond to a mass casualty or other emergency in our community.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hosts Live Web Cast of Robotic Surgery

Dec. 8, 2004—On Wednesday, December 8, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. (CST) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a live web cast of a robotic prostate surgery.

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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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