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Employee Spotlight

Above and beyond to fight the pandemic: Blood Bank director Jennifer Andrews, husband, Chris, and daughter Ella each were volunteers in VUMC vaccine research.

By Kristin Smart

“I needed to help the situation in any way possible. I felt really lucky to be included in the clinical trial,” Andrews said.

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First person

A memoir of the COVID years: a Vanderbilt ICU nurse remembers patients who died, families who wept, and discovers the importance of hearing “thank you” and caring for herself

By Rebecca Tucci

"I realized that my mechanism of avoiding and ignoring death in the workplace had taken its toll on me."

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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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Employee Spotlight

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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Employee Spotlight

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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Elevate Team Award

The COVID Mass Vaccination Site Team faced a daunting task – put 200,000 shots in arms in six months. The team never wavered.

By Matt Batcheldor

The accomplishment earned the group the Elevate Team Award.

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Employee Spotlight

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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Credo Award Winner

A leading authority in ICU-related depression and PTSD, Jim Jackson’s skills have proven especially critical to helping patients during the pandemic

By Bill Snyder

"The last year has been so traumatizing and hard, but to use the skills and knowledge that we have been developing to good effect in the service of others during this difficult season has been meaningful.”

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