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Pioneer of substance abuse prevention and treatment Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, mourned

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt's Anderson Spickard Jr., MD, professor of Medicine Emeritus and director Emeritus, Center for Professional Health, died Dec. 8 He was 90.

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Health and wellness series for scientists begins Aug. 24

Aug. 9, 2016—As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science.

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Vanderbilt named Middle Tennessee’s healthiest employer

Oct. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University was recognized recently by the Nashville Business Journal as the Healthiest Employer in Middle Tennessee in the division for employers with more than 500 employees.

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Vanderbilt recognized again for cancer prevention activities

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt continues to win recognition for its commitment to helping employees stay healthy, including support for activities that may protect against cancer. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2014. In 2001, former President George H.W. Bush asked a...

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Dietetic interns add health and wellness training

Jun. 27, 2013—Sonya Simmons felt like she was losing the battle against an unhealthy lifestyle. After a particularly stressful holiday season, her doctor told her that her blood pressure was creeping up and she was bordering on becoming diabetic.

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Cancer Wellness Program launches ‘Thrivership’ classes

Sep. 20, 2012—Adult cancer patients and survivors are invited to participate in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s new Thrivership Program, which is designed to restore wellness through physical activity, enhanced nutrition, body awareness and emotional well-being.

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