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Epic-savvy medical students help train others on new system

Oct. 5, 2017—Aspiring medical students Lauren Holroyd and Julian Genkins took a break from academics after earning their undergraduate degrees and went to work for the health care software company Epic, based in Verona, Wisconsin. Although they did not know each other at the time, they would both end up at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) where they would put their Epic expertise to work.

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LifeFlight to open new base in Humboldt, Tennessee

Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the West Tennessee region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Humboldt, Tennessee.

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Expanded health plan benefits, salary range changes ahead

Sep. 28, 2017—For 2018, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee health plan will offer an array of insurance options and new wellness services.

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Conference explores facts of pediatric allergic diseases

Sep. 28, 2017—Pediatric allergic diseases — food, drug, seasonal allergies — and anaphylaxis, a potentially life threatening allergic reaction, are on the rise and researchers are working furiously to understand, prevent and treat these conditions.

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No appointment necessary

Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials cut the ribbon at the Sept. 21 open house celebrating Vanderbilt Health’s new Bellevue Walk-In Clinic.

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Dedicated volunteers help drive Flulapalooza’s success

Sep. 21, 2017—The floors are in, the tent is up, the vaccine and supplies are stocked and the volunteers are ready for the annual 12-hour vaccination marathon known as Flulapalooza, set for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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Sharing the stage

Sep. 21, 2017—Legendary actor Ed Asner shared the stage with Vanderbilt’s Joseph (Jay) Smith Jr., M.D., at the Franklin Theatre Saturday night after Asner performed his sold-out show “A Man and His Prostate.”

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‘Boot camp’ draws critical care nurses from across nation

Sep. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s already significant population of nurse practitioners and physician assistants swelled by more than 350 people recently, as attendees from 39 states came for the sixth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.

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Patient’s freak pancreas injury spurs rapid response

Sep. 14, 2017—Macie Glover sprinted across the gym floor at school earlier this year, tripped and crashed into a wall. In a bizzare sequence of events, she hit her head and arm and scraped her knees as the force of the crash propelled her whole body arching backward into a crescent shape.

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Novel knee surgery utilizes patient’s regrown cartilage cells

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells.

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Teamwork key to saving heart patient and her baby

Sep. 14, 2017—As people in Middle Tennessee were experiencing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey during the early hours of Sept. 1, Catherine Hurt was battling another storm of her own.

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Film documents photographer’s journey to regain quality of life

Sep. 14, 2017—Nashville photographer Fred Dusel took a long draw on his ever-present trademark cigar as he studied a richly detailed carbon transfer print of wind-twisted driftwood on a barrier island beach in Georgia.

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