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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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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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VUMC resident Arissa Young went to Stockholm to see her father accept a Nobel prize. Here’s her account of that whirlwind weekend.

By Arissa Young

"I’m filled with pride. My sister and mother and I don’t need a medal to tell us Dad’s a genius. We’re just very proud that he’s being honored the way we always knew he deserved to be."

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Confessions of a Flulapalooza volunteer

By Jill Clendening

Well-developed biceps. Interesting tattoos. Friends I haven't seen lately. The best question: "Where do I go to get naked?" The mass vaccination event is a Vanderbilt tradition, and I wanted to do my part.

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