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VUMC employees share memories with “99 Words of Summer”

By Wayne Wood

In memories that range from rural Georgia to New England to Alaska and beyond, Medical Center employees recall summer days and summer nights.

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Share your stories with VUMC Voice’s “99 words of summer”

By Wayne Wood

Vacations, camp, baseball games, cutting the grass, watching soap operas, swimming, fireflies in the fading light...

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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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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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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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I passed out cold in this Vanderbilt doctor’s office in the 1980s. I’ve never forgotten her reaction.

By Wayne Wood

A brief encounter with a good doctor echoes through the years

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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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