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A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody

May. 19, 2020—When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEO A.J. Kazimi, MBA’94, is ramping up production of vital COVID-19 drugs

May. 15, 2020—A.J. Kazimi is chief executive officer of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, which is ramping up production of a vital drug needed to treat pneumonia resulting from COVID-19.

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

May. 15, 2020—Britt Autry, vice president of DENSO, is spearheading an effort to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to Tennessee hospitals in need.

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Vanderbilt grads are ‘Feeding the Front Line’

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt Peabody College alumni Allie Golden, BS'18, Jacqueline Gottuso, BS'18, Andrea Liberman, BS'19, Ben Schecter, BS’18, and Josh Ulino, BS'18, have started the nonprofit Feed the Front Line to support local restaurants while providing meals for health care workers.

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Buddy Creech, BS’95, MPH’06: Leading COVID-19 treatment trials

May. 15, 2020—Buddy Creech, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is helping lead some of the NIH-funded treatment trials of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Alex Jahangir, MMHC’12, coordinates Nashville COVID-19 response

May. 15, 2020—As chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, Alex Jahangir is coordinating the city’s COVID-19 response and providing leadership that has likely saved lives.

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Alumni help Fuel the Fight

May. 15, 2020—As the coronavirus pandemic forced stay-at-home orders around the country, Woody Klemmer, BA’13, and his coworkers spent the morning of March 20 seeking a way to help.

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Andy Beshear, BA’00: Leading Kentucky through COVID-19 response

May. 15, 2020—Gov. Andy Beshear is receiving praise for how he is leading Kentuckians through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response.

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Dr. Liza Weavind, MMHC’14, is on the frontlines at VUMC

May. 15, 2020—Dr. Liza Weavind, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and associate division chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, is on the frontlines of caring for patients affected by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Katie McGinnis, MPH’17: Caring for orphans during COVID-19

May. 15, 2020—Katie McGinnis is the director of psychosocial service for Family Legacy, a large nonprofit that serves 15,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Her team is providing developmentally appropriate COVID-19 disease education resources and have even left their own families to move into the residential care facility for the duration of their lockdown (at least three months) to provide counseling and psychosocial services to the 650 children who live full-time at the facility.

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Kim Le, BA’98, thanks health care workers through art

May. 15, 2020—Kim Le, a storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation, writes and draws notes of appreciation to those at the frontlines.

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Richard Hatchett, BA’89, MD’95, helps lead global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

May. 15, 2020—As CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), Richard Hatchett is playing a lead role in the global effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

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