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Predators power up Children’s Hospital support

Oct. 20, 2016—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders and mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Eskind family makes $6 million gift to keep library on leading edge of health education innovation

Oct. 17, 2016—A visionary $6 million gift to Vanderbilt from the Eskind family ensures that the Eskind Biomedical Library will support the next generation of scientists, physicians, students and patients.

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Couple’s gift spurs pediatric allergy research, training

Oct. 6, 2016—Kathy Delzell Anderson and her husband, Steve, know firsthand how allergies can affect a person’s overall health and well-being. Kathy is a lifelong allergy sufferer, and the couple’s son, Clint, has seasonal allergies.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

Sep. 22, 2016—Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients.

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New fund honors spirit of Cohen’s innovative research

Aug. 25, 2016—When Tom Daniel, M.D., joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in December 1986, Stanley Cohen, Ph.D., had just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of epidermal growth factor (EGF).

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Chicken Salad Chick Foundation gift to support Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center research

Aug. 17, 2016—Chicken Salad Chick Foundation founding board members Stacy Brown and Betty and Earlon McWhorter presented a $200,000 check to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to support cancer research. Among other initiatives, the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was proud to host Music and Miracles Superfest, the first major stadium concert in Jordan-Hare’s 75-year history, held on April 23 in Auburn, Alabama.

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New VUSM program set to spur innovation in medical education

Jul. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recently awarded its inaugural Faculty Fellowship to Advance Medical Education (FAME).

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Food truck wishes

Jul. 7, 2016—Patients, families and staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were treated to lunch recently at a food truck event provided by Chef Lucas Food, a nonprofit started by a Minneapolis, Minnesota, teen who is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and food truck fanatic.

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Mississippi family finds joy in giving back to VUMC

Jun. 23, 2016—When the Pharr family wears Vanderbilt regalia around their Mississippi town, people often say, “I thought you were Ole Miss people.”

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Steeplechase ambassador

Jun. 2, 2016—The 2016 Iroquois Steeplechase drew more than 25,000 spectators to Percy Warner Park on May 14. The event has raised nearly $10 million over the years to benefit specialty programs, equipment, research and other needs for patients and families of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Endowed fellowships help create personal connections

May. 12, 2016—When former Nashvillian Carol O’Hare speaks about a specific group of physicians at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), her voice softens, and she refers to them affectionately as “my fellows.”

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Gifts highlight strong, lasting bonds between patients and healers

Mar. 24, 2016—Sometimes saying thank you just isn’t enough.

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