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VUMC in the Community

Athletes with disabilities inspire VUMC running volunteers

By Tom Wilemon

Inspiration, motivation, determination, perspiration

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Children’s Hospital offers safety tips for holiday decorating, preventing poisonings

By Jennifer Wetzel

May your days be merry and bright. Not spent in an emergency room.

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Shopping for children’s gifts? Make sure toys are safe and age-appropriate

By Jennifer Wetzel

Bike helmets and quality construction: yes. BB guns and hoverboards: no.

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Employee Spotlight

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

By Matt Batcheldor

Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse

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Life Questions

The world beyond work: Shelia Gad

By Wayne Wood

I have a much stronger faith, having gone through what I’ve been through and seeing this plan that has come out of it.

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Employee Spotlight

Employees of VUMC’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic split Powerball win

By Jessica Pasley

Yes, vacations are being planned.

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Curious VUMC

What does VUMC drive?

By Wayne Wood

“Will the owner of a black Honda Accord please report to the parking lot—hey, where’s everybody going?”

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Tales of VUMC Past

From the circus to the School of Medicine

By Wayne Wood

James Tayloe Gwathmey, M.D., was a circus performer and Vanderbilt doctor who wrote popular books on both anesthesia and circus acrobatics

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Contest

Pumpkin-carving winners announced

By Wayne Wood

Squash-based creativity on full display at annual competition.

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It’s the scariest night of the year — how to keep children safe on Halloween

By Jennifer Wetzel

Keeping the frights imaginary and fun

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