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Employee Spotlight

Radiology’s Brent Savoie turns radiological imagery into lavish dreamscapes

By Derek Scancarelli

A world that blends the intricacies of marine life and human form: neuroanatomy that looks like coral, the body reimagined as a jellyfish, or an “X-ray aquarium.”

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Credo Award Winner

With each pediatric heart surgery she schedules, Alicia Kepley builds a rapport with families

By Nancy Humphrey

Alicia Kepley. Photo by Erin O. Smith. When parents receive a call from Monroe Carell…

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Patient Spotlight

VUMC nurse Kendra Kilgore received a liver transplant as a teenager. Then her teenage daughter needed one, too.

By Jessica Pasley

Kendra's experince helped her daughter Carissa: "I was able to explain to her from a first-hand view what it was like, not as a nurse, but as someone who went through it."

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Health, yes

Time change can be a bear. Here’s how to keep from feeling like hibernating.

By Wayne Wood

The end of daylight saving time doesn't have to mean disrupted sleep and feeling groggy, says a Vanderbilt sleep expert

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Employee Spotlight

Lori Anne Parker-Danley used pandemic time to learn quilting and create her “pandemic quilt”

By Jill Clendening

Improv quilting stitched together her hours during the pandemic

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Health, yes

Glow sticks are creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Here’s how to be sure they’re also safe.

By Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt experts urge caution when using the popular items to light the night

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Contest

Winners of pumpkin-carving contests announced

By Wayne Wood

The best of this year's gourd-as-artistic-medium entries from Vanderbilt departments and from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

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DAISY Award

Extraordinary nurses in Labor & Delivery and in ICUs honored with DAISY Awards

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC's latest winners.

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Photo Feature

Flulapalooza returns to protect thousands from flu

By Kelli Mitchuson

After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flulapalooza returned in person and thousands of Vanderbilt employees and students flocked to the daylong event.

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VUMC in the Community

A beautiful day for a Heart Walk

By Kathy Rivers

Walkers and their furry friends were all smiles during this annual event that featured a live band, a survivor tribute wall and health booths for blood pressure screenings and nutrition information

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