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Employee Spotlight

Cancer researcher Kimberly Dahlman is too busy to run in the Boston Marathon, but she’s doing it anyway — for her daughter

By Leigh MacMillan

“Even though I felt like I was already over-committed, I knew that I needed to do this”

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Employee Spotlight

Black History Month inspires VUMC dermatologist Aleta Simmons’ office door makeover

By Paul Govern

Adorning the figure’s shoulders, Simmons has placed photos of friends and colleagues in her network of African-American female physicians.

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VUMC in the Community

Katrina Robertson went from death’s door to a full life. Her story is one of thousands from the first 25 years of the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic

By Wayne Wood

The VCCC opened its doors 25 years ago when AIDS was fatal and hope was rare. Today the clinic serves thousands of patients and is an international model in the treatment of people with HIV.

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Employee Spotlight

A Children’s Hospital parking valet taught himself origami art so he could share it with children. For one little boy, that simple gesture means everything.

By Nancy Humphrey

Coming in for treatment is hard for 5-year-old Ollie Faircloth, but seeing valet Mohamed Elshami brings a smile every time. Ollie calls Mohamed his friend. Mohamed calls Ollie his hero.

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Employee Spotlight

“You don’t need to be afraid.” A 10-year-old’s words of comfort to an adult facing surgery.

By Christina Echegaray

Leslie McDaniel had never had surgery in her life and was apprehensive. Bethany Lafata, 10, is already an expert at preparing for surgery, so she shared encouragement and advice.

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First person

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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DAISY Award

DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This group is Vanderbilt's first.

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Employee Spotlight

Martin Luther King Jr. Morning Tribute features voices raised in song and calls for unity and justice

By Wayne Wood

The United Voices of Vanderbilt choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and André Churchwell soloed on "Abraham, Martin and John."

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Credo Award Winner

Commitment, support for colleagues and a touch of humor put Matt Phillips in the spotlight

By Matt Batcheldor

You work harder if you feel appreciated, if you feel like you have ownership.

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Credo Award Winner

Jonathan Dow’s simple gestures, compassion go a long way to help families

By Nancy Humphrey

"His calmness and kindness helps create a culture of encouragement with everyone he comes in contact with."

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