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Author: Jessica Pasley

VUMC in the Community

An Army doctor’s appeal: “People in Iraq need medical books — can you help?” The response from Vanderbilt was overwhelming.

By Jessica Pasley

VUMC gastroenterologist Terence "T.A." Smith wanted to help an Iraqi colleague at a small clinic. Vanderbilt donors responded with dozens of boxes of books.

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Employee Spotlight

Kathy Keck of Transplant Center wins 2018 Administrative Professional Award

By Jessica Pasley

She is lauded for "going the extra mile." She says that's the Vanderbilt way.

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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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Employee Spotlight

VUMC ophthalmologist felled by rare virus has to learn to walk and eat again

By Jessica Pasley

Reid Longmuir was starting a new job. He thought he would be learning the names of his co-workers. Instead, he was learning more basic things, like how to walk.

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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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Patient Spotlight

Lauren Fields is legally blind. This fall she starts college on a basketball scholarship.

By Jessica Pasley

In the fourth grade Lauren Fields was introduced to basketball. She did not like it one bit, she admits. But all of that changed over time.

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