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Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #1: Duos

By Wayne Wood

The contest that’s on everybody’s mind.

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Tools of the trade

Micropipette’s “accuracy is beautiful” for medical researcher Jun Qian

By Paul Govern

Being able to manipulate things too small to be seen is still a source of amazement

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VUMC in the Community

Avid runner founds “Gynecologists for Hire” to participate in Shade Tree Trot

By Jessica Pasley

Ob/Gyn fellow Cynthia Arvizo witnessed firsthand the good that Shade Tree Clinic does — so she formed a running team to raise funds

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Tools of the trade

A brain surgeon’s best friend

By Paul Govern

Neurosurgeon Lola Chambless loves the simplicity and functionality of the surgical dissector called a Penfield #1

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First person

I went for a walk at lunchtime and was hit by a car. Here’s what I want drivers and pedestrians to know to protect others.

By Tavia Smith

I became vaguely aware of the sound of sirens in the distance. I soon realized the sirens were coming for me.

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Employee Spotlight

Julie Foss departs the Medical Intensive Care Unit for the last time

By Matt Batcheldor

The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.

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Curious VUMC

What is the purpose of that weird cube in the middle of the Plaza?

By Paul Govern

Futuristic design element? Outdoor feng shui in action? Navigational beacon for LifeFlight? The truth is more basic.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Seven children of her own, thousands of children at work: Elizabeth Humphreys honored for her leadership of the Children’s Hospital pharmacy.

By Nancy Humphrey

“A role model who always leads by example.”

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Credo Award Winner

Childhood tragedies forged a compassionate heart in Rhonda Ashley-Dixon

By Jill Clendening

Her passion and dedication provide guidance to patients, families and providers at Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.

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First person

Coming full circle: giving back to the place I was born

By Anne Ferrier Crook

Anne Crook was born at Vanderbilt and works at VUMC as a medical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients. But what happened to her in a tiny hospital in Italy has shaped her life.

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