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Keep Your Vanderbilt Connections Strong

Keep Your Vanderbilt Connections Strong

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association seeks to expand its shared interest groups, which bring together alumni with a common interest or connection, such as undergraduate student organizations, sports, clubs, social/ethnic groups and more. These groups can come together for educational and social events, networking, and connecting with on-campus groups—essentially functioning asRead More

Shots Heard Round the World

Shots Heard Round the World

“Flulapalooza,” a drill of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass vaccination plan, broke the Guinness world record for most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Free flu vaccines were given to 12,850 Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and volunteers during the October event—more than doubling the previous record. Forty-four nurses at aRead More

Contributors for the Spring 2012 Issue

Contributors for the Spring 2012 Issue

Helen Hudson Helen Hudson, MEd’94, has enjoyed a varied career: high school English teacher, songwriter, recording artist, actress, therapist, speaker and author. Her memoir, Kissing Tomatoes, which details the 13 years she and her husband cared for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease, was profiled recently in Counseling Today, and sheRead More

Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Spring 2012

Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Spring 2012

Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Production Manager Phillip B. Tucker Arts & Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Photography and Imaging Director, Photography Services Daniel Dubois Photographers Steve Green, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner,Read More

Training Program Assesses Returning Soldiers’ Mental Health Needs

Training Program Assesses Returning Soldiers’ Mental Health Needs

With the official end of the U.S. war in Iraq and the return home of thousands of service members, Vanderbilt researchers are working with the Department of Defense to ensure mental health concerns associated with deployments are not overlooked. Faculty and staff of Vanderbilt School of Medicine are conducting workshopsRead More

Study Confirms Safety of Vaccines

Study Confirms Safety of Vaccines

A report released by the Institute of Medicine last September confirms the safety of eight vaccines studied by a committee of experts convened in 2009 to review epidemiological, clinical and biological evidence regarding adverse health events. The committee—chaired by Vanderbilt’s Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, the Craig–Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, professorRead More

Pocketbook Politics and Short Memories

Pocketbook Politics and Short Memories

One factor will go a long way toward determining whether President Obama—or any incumbent president—is re-elected, claims a Vanderbilt political scientist. Here it is: If the real disposable incomes of voters are growing—even modestly—in the six months before Election Day, Obama is likely to win. If they aren’t, he isRead More

From the Readers

From the Readers

Easy Money, Hard Lessons This is the best article [“Missteps to Mayhem,” Summer 2011] I have read concerning our current financial situation and the hard choices that must be made. Human nature ignores the truth when it involves hard decisions and sacrifice, but Dr. Burry eloquently argues that we mustRead More

From the Editor: Terms of Engagement

From the Editor: Terms of Engagement

This issue of Vanderbilt Magazine represents the last of its kind—but by no means signals the end of Vanderbilt’s flagship publication. This year we are rethinking and redesigning the magazine, an undertaking I find both thrilling and humbling. The current incarnation of Vanderbilt Magazine made its debut in 2002, andRead More

A New Tradition of Giving

A New Tradition of Giving

As the first class to have begun its Vanderbilt education experience at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the Class of 2012 has grown accustomed to having the spotlight on it. Now, as members of that class prepare to receive their diplomas in May, they already are demonstrating leadership and innovationRead More