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Academy for Excellence in Education announces 2024 award winners, new members

The Academy for Excellence in Education’s mission is to enhance the educational environment at Vanderbilt.

When is it safe to leave a child home alone?; can cicadas hurt your hearing?; building healthy habits; and other news stories with VUMC sources

Where Hope Began: Celebrating more than 20 years of the Carell family commitment to children

Until 2004, Nashville was the only city among the top 25 in the nation that didn’t have a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving children and their families.  

Source: Tennessee Department of Health (graphic by Diana Duren)

Rising syphilis cases prompt more testing during pregnancy

When found and treated early with antibiotics, syphilis is curable. Untreated syphilis can cause deafness, blindness and irreversible heart and brain damage.

DAISY Award spotlight: “Kindness, creativity and relentless pursuit of excellent patient care”

Shana Parks works in the Colorectal Surgery Clinic and she is one of the latest group of DAISY Award winners at VUMC.

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NIH grant supports effort to build expertise in genetic epidemiology research in Vietnam

V2-GENE, the Vanderbilt-Vietnam Genetic Epidemiology Training Program, will develop a team of researchers and educators to lead genetic epidemiology research of noncommunicable diseases across the lifespan in Vietnam.

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