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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

“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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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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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #1: Duos

By Wayne Wood

The contest that's on everybody's mind.

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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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