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Patient Spotlight

Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade after knee surgery? Check. Carrying a 30-lb. drum set? That, too.

By Emily Stembridge

It was a long journey for Jill Griffin to that iconic New Year’s Day parade, and her surgeon Rick Wright made it possible

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Employee Spotlight

Eighteen years ago Kanisha Sizemore got a new kidney and pancreas. With her job in the Transplant Pharmacy she gives patients hope and perspective.

By Matt Batcheldor

“Being a transplant recipient is a blessing, but it is also life changing in several ways."

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Employee Spotlight

Melanie Walker started life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now she works there helping tiny babies breathe.

By Jessica Pasley

“I could be an example that there is a way to get better."

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Elevate Team Award

Team project improves electrolyte protocol for patients

By Kathy Whitney

"Not only do they care about the patients they see today, but they’re continuously improving their environment and their practice to better take care of the patients of tomorrow."

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Chad Fitzgerald experienced the pandemic from unique vantage point

By Jill Clendening

"His steady voice and hand has modulated the emotional ups and downs each of us has experienced."

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Tales of VUMC Past

The most popular VUMC Voice stories of 2021

By Wayne Wood

Love stories, an honor walk, a heroic rescue -- and plumbing

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Health, yes

Winter weather is on the way, take steps now to prepare — on and off campus

By Kylie Avery

Reliable sources say winter is coming. Here are some ways to prepare.

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Employee Spotlight

“Pin” Schnabel began her career as a surgeon, and went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. Her tiny patients benefit from her experience every day.

By Jessica Pasley

What would make a physician go back to school to become a nurse practitioner?

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Patient Spotlight

Meredith Watson is pursuing a career as a “professional nose.” Surgery at VUMC sharpened her sense of smell.

By Jill Clendening

"I literally could feel air in parts of my nose where I’d never felt it before.”

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Photo Feature

Caroling students bring cheer to VUH Plaza

By Wayne Wood

A Vanderbilt holiday tradition continues — with modifications

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