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In memoriam

As a paramedic, Kyle Fisher saved many lives. As an organ donor, he saved six more.

By Matt Batcheldor

Vanderbilt staff pays tribute to his heroism with Honor Walk

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First person

Medical Center sweethearts share “99 Words of Love,” part 2

By Wayne Wood

How can you tell the story of a lifetime in 99 words (or fewer)? Here's how some Vanderbilt University Medical Center lovers did it.

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First person

Medical Center sweethearts share “99 Words of Love,” part 1

By Wayne Wood

How can you tell the story of a lifetime in 99 words (or fewer)? Here's how some Vanderbilt University Medical Center lovers did it.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC newlyweds celebrate love and fitness

By Tavia Smith

For Michael and Sarah Palevo, love blossomed amid the exercise equipment at Vanderbilt's Dayani Center

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Employee Spotlight

Black History Month inspires VUMC dermatologist Aleta Simmons’ office door makeover

By Paul Govern

Adorning the figure’s shoulders, Simmons has placed photos of friends and colleagues in her network of African-American female physicians.

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VUMC in the Community

Katrina Robertson went from death’s door to a full life. Her story is one of thousands from the first 25 years of the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic

By Wayne Wood

The VCCC opened its doors 25 years ago when AIDS was fatal and hope was rare. Today the clinic serves thousands of patients and is an international model in the treatment of people with HIV.

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Employee Spotlight

A Children’s Hospital parking valet taught himself origami art so he could share it with children. For one little boy, that simple gesture means everything.

By Nancy Humphrey

Coming in for treatment is hard for 5-year-old Ollie Faircloth, but seeing valet Mohamed Elshami brings a smile every time. Ollie calls Mohamed his friend. Mohamed calls Ollie his hero.

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Employee Spotlight

“You don’t need to be afraid.” A 10-year-old’s words of comfort to an adult facing surgery.

By Christina Echegaray

Leslie McDaniel had never had surgery in her life and was apprehensive. Bethany Lafata, 10, is already an expert at preparing for surgery, so she shared encouragement and advice.

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First person

VUMC Voice wants to hear your love story – in 99 words

By Wayne Wood

How did you meet your sweetheart? What made you fall in love? What is your life together like?

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DAISY Award

DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This group is Vanderbilt's first.

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