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VUMC in the Community

Volunteer Christi Williams and Layla the “Rehab Lab” featured in national dog food commercial

By Kristin Smart

“She loves it; she goes in tail wagging."

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Son of beloved Vanderbilt faculty member Neil Green biking across U.S. raising funds for Children’s Hospital

By Tom Wilemon

Bruce Green's Los Angeles-to-Boston trip to honor his late father will take 48 days

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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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“Haute in the Hospital” displays custom gown designs from Children’s Hospital artists

By Jennifer Wetzel

Many hands are required to decorate a gown, just like many hands are required to care for a patient

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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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Online voter registration available, and VUMC encourages employees to register

By Wayne Wood

VUMC supports Project Register, which seeks to get more Tennesseans to the polls.

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When their native Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes, these VUMC resident physicians stepped up

By Nancy Humphrey

“We are humbled by the heartfelt love we received from the entire Vanderbilt community"

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Athletes with disabilities inspire VUMC running volunteers

By Tom Wilemon

Inspiration, motivation, determination, perspiration

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Daughter follows mother into nursing through VUMC Nursing Explorer program

By Matt Batcheldor

Reed Sparta, a senior in high school, is a current member of VUMC's Nursing Explorer program; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, R.N., who works in VUMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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