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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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“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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The Yazdani sisters are triplets by birth, proud VUMC nurses by choice

By Emily Stembridge

Sousan, Sohayla and Setareh Yazdani are 22-year-old triplets who all work as nurses at VUMC. They agree that they always wanted to pursue their careers at Vanderbilt.

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A death or serious injury of a parent can mean a scared and bewildered child. Arielle Silverman helps children understand and cope.

By Wayne Wood

She has worked with children varying in age from under 2 years old to teenagers as old as 18.

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Paula Ciero and Jo Ann Kounlavong named Medical Assistants of the Year

By Matt Batcheldor

They were chosen for demonstrating outstanding Credo behaviors, willingness to consistently exceed role expectations and dedication to patients, colleagues and the VUMC community.

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From fantasy fiction to patient narratives, the power of storytelling drives Michelle Izmaylov

By Emily Stembridge

"If you just simply sit with someone and listen, you will learn incredible things”

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Neurosurgery resident David Voce competes on new season of “Survivor”

By Nancy Humphrey

Stamina and focus are key to neurosurgery; how much will they help him on the island?

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On a whim, Kaylon Bruner-Tran checked her family’s DNA. It led to family she didn’t know she had and a mother-son reunion after 50 years.

By Emily Stembridge

"Cultures can be very different, nothing is more powerful than family.”

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Window on Child Life

By Erin O. Smith

A glimpse into the lives of some of the Certified Child Life Specialists and the children and families they care for at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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