Community Outreach

  • VUSN students work Room In The Inn health event

    VUSN students work Room In The Inn health event

    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students helped more than 85 members of Nashville’s transient population during a recent Room In The Inn health event. Read More

    Aug. 13, 2015

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    VUCast Extra: Learning Outside the Classroom

    What do Vanderbilt undergraduates do outside the classroom? Watch as our undergrads create solutions, create change and create magic as part of Immersion Vanderbilt. Read More

    Feb. 18, 2015

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    Medical students help reunite family

    Medical students at the free, student-run Shade Tree Clinic may have saved a patient’s life, but not using traditional medicine. The man had become distraught and even suicidal when his wife and son became stranded in Mexico without a visa, and were told they might not be able to return… Read More

    May. 16, 2013

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    SOM instructors recognized for serving the underserved

    Morgan McDonald, M.D., left, and Jule West, M.D., talk with patient Freddie Mitchell during his visit to the Downtown Clinic. (Photo by John Russell) A combination of highly rated clinical skills, a thirst for mentorship and a deep sense of respect for their patients are among the… Read More

    May. 2, 2013

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    Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters at information session

    (image courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee will present a lunch-and-learn session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 189. A free lunch will be provided for the first 20 people… Read More

    Aug. 7, 2012

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    Free Health Care in East Nashville

    The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic has served uninsured patients well over the last six years. Now, thanks to community partners including United Neighborhood Health Care, they have a beautiful new facility. New research underway at the clinic is important for the future of health care,… Read More

    Jul. 12, 2012

  • Rising kindergartener Jariah Hendricks finishes learning about healthy bedtime routines from VUSN students at the Kindergarten Kick-Off at Kirkpatrick Elementary School. Students pictured are, from left, Allie Morrison, Melanie Parker and Mallory Moore. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

    Nursing school project helps ready children for kindergarten

    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students, working in partnership with the Martha O’Bryan Center, United Neighborhood Health Services (UNHS) and Kirkpatrick Elementary School, developed a pilot project to increase awareness and improve access for children in the Cayce Place community who need to register for kindergarten. Read More

    Jun. 28, 2012

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    Fly kites and fight obesity March 24

    (iStockphoto) Kids and Kites Day, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Bicentennial Mall. The public is invited to bring a kite, family members, lawn chairs, a pair of comfortable shoes and lots of… Read More

    Mar. 7, 2012

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    Veggie Project grows to meet community needs, demand

    What started five years ago as a dissertation project to examine if increasing access to healthy foods would also increase healthy behaviors in Nashville’s impoverished neighborhoods has blossomed into a popular summertime program for area school children and community members alike. Read More

    Aug. 12, 2011

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    Volunteers needed for 12th South neighborhood health fair

    Volunteers are needed for the Neighborhoods Inspire Health Fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Read More

    Jul. 28, 2011

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    VUCast: How Happy Birthday = making a difference

    How Happy Birthday means making a difference; shame vs. guilt; and calling all Vandy sports videos/photos. It’s VUCast time for Sept. 23, 2010. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Sep. 23, 2010