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WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser

Jun. 22, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care.

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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.

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Save the date for eighth annual Flulapalooza

Aug. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get a free flu shot during the eighth annual mass vaccination event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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Make note of traffic changes for Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert Thursday

Aug. 16, 2018—Expect traffic changes and heavy volume near Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 23, when Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II” tour makes a stop at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Eid ul-Fitr service offered June 12

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pastoral Care is pleased to offer a celebration of Eid ul-fitr. This service will be led by Imam Ossama Bahloul, Resident Scholar of the Islamic Worship Center of Nashville.

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University staff member describes daughter’s recovery after Waffle House shooting

Jun. 6, 2018—Ray Waggoner, a controls specialist in the Division of Administration's utility distribution department, details his daughter Tia's ongoing recovery following the Waffle House shooting April 22. Tia was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and continued her recovery at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Technology change freeze in place from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28

Sep. 18, 2017—VUMC and VU leadership will institute a change freeze to support the Medical Center's migration to Epic and the university's replacement of financial and HR systems with Oracle Cloud applications.

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New Medical Center visitor wireless network now available

Apr. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center unveiled its new guest wireless network, VUMCGuest, May 1.

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Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

Jul. 23, 2015—VIDEO» A Vanderbilt research team has successfully created a mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the smallest form of minimally invasive surgery.

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