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buzzsawVU Hospitals only Tennessee hospitals to make Leapfrog Top Hospitals List

Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have both been named among the nation’s 45 Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2009.

JeniousJenious named director of Opportunity Development Center

Jenious has served as the interim director for the past two years.

Raffler.engelLinguist Walburga von Raffler-Engel dies

Raffler-Engel was a widely published linguistics expert who taught at Vanderbilt University for two decades.

women's center logoMargaret Cuninggim Women’s Center names associate director, Project Safe coordinator

Vanderbilt’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has filled key positions with the naming of Anna Guest-Jelley as associate director and Kayti Protos as program coordinator.

payflex cardPayFlex urges spending account members to keep their PayFlex MasterCard for 2010 and take action to reactivate cards, if needed

PayFlex will issue the debit cards only to participants new to the Health FSA for 2010.

Komp_K16296_webVU alum to clerk for Chief Justice John Roberts

Kate (Komp) Tarbert ’05 has accepted a clerkship with the Honorable John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, for the October 2010 term.

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*  This Week

Dec. 7: VanDIY: Budget–Doing it Yourself

Dec. 8: Psychiatry in the Movies – “Rachel Getting Married”

Dec. 8: Hanging of the Green Celebration at Peabody

Dec. 9: Special Kwanzaa Celebration and Performance

Dec. 10: CTP Leadership Development Breakfast Featuring Graham Reside

Dec. 10-12: Holiday & Jazz Concerts, Recitals

Dec. 11: VU Men’s Basketball vs. Western Kentucky (Off Campus)

* Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 13: Festival of Lessons and Carols

Dec. 16: International Shipping Seminar

Dec. 18: Employee Turkey Giveaway 2009

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Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

Research Study for Second, Fourth and Fifth Graders

Melatonin for Sleep in Children With Autism: Safety, Tolerability and Dosing

Sleep Education Program for Parents of Children With Autism


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Buy Discovery Toys and help Bill Wilkerson Center

Health Plus Wellness Commodores Program needs your passion for Wellness

Building Bridges between Muslims and Jews lecture Dec. 7

Tax assistance volunteers needed

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Watch: “Celebrating Life, Mourning Death: Continuing the Fight Against Global AIDS”

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From the House Organ: Annual Calendar Issue on stands now

HO_cover561The holiday issue with the 2010 House Organ Calendar, featuring the winners of the Photography Contest, is at Since the calendar is always in short supply, this year it is even downloadable  at

From Blair’s Quarternote: Playing it Forward;Blair volunteers pass on their craft

playingforward-1For 25 years, the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School has provided music instruction to schoolchildren from low-income families for just 50 cents a lesson. These talented and dedicated students are often taught by Blair School of Music students. Every week student volunteers from Blair conduct private lessons with children ages 9-18 in almost every major instrument.

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