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First person

I went for a walk at lunchtime and was hit by a car. Here’s what I want drivers and pedestrians to know to protect others.

By Tavia Smith

I became vaguely aware of the sound of sirens in the distance. I soon realized the sirens were coming for me.

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Credo Award Winner

Childhood tragedies forged a compassionate heart in Rhonda Ashley-Dixon

By Jill Clendening

Her passion and dedication provide guidance to patients, families and providers at Vanderbilt Behavioral Health.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC ophthalmologist felled by rare virus has to learn to walk and eat again

By Jessica Pasley

Reid Longmuir was starting a new job. He thought he would be learning the names of his co-workers. Instead, he was learning more basic things, like how to walk.

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Employee Spotlight

From Child Life patient to Child Life specialist

By Christina Echegaray

Camille Fraser was a teenager with a cancer diagnosis when she was helped by a Vanderbilt Child Life specialist and immediately knew she had seen her future career. That was 13 years ago and Fraser is now a Vanderbilt Child Life specialist herself.

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Tales of VUMC Past

Hidden Figure

By Wayne Wood

In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, MD, became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.

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Patient Spotlight

Lauren Fields is legally blind. This fall she starts college on a basketball scholarship.

By Jessica Pasley

In the fourth grade Lauren Fields was introduced to basketball. She did not like it one bit, she admits. But all of that changed over time.

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