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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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First-ever Giving Day set for April 21

Mar. 17, 2016—Some of the earliest known gold artifacts can be traced back to the 4th millennium BCE. Thousands of years later, you can help turn Vanderbilt gold by making a gift on April 21, the university’s first-ever Giving Day. #give4thegold

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Dance Marathon rings up new record for Children’s Hospital

Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s Dance Marathon set a new record in its annual fundraising effort that benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Making their day

Mar. 3, 2016—Joe Don Rooney of the group Rascal Flatts came the closest to a hole-in-one at the inaugural Million Dollar Hole-in-One for Charity event at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Feb. 11 in California. Rooney chose Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as the beneficiary of his $50,000 prize.

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CMN partners show strength of grassroots giving

Feb. 25, 2016—The smiling face of Maddy Christison, a 7-year-old who has spinal muscular atrophy, greets customers at Speedway convenience store locations in Middle Tennessee. As the most recent Speedway Miracle Child representing Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, her photo has appeared on life-size cardboard cutouts in Speedway’s 21 Middle Tennessee locations with the goal of encouraging customers to help more children like her.

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Let’s make history April 21

Feb. 18, 2016—April 21: The day Rome was founded, the "Daily Mail" publishes photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, and Vanderbilt holds its first-ever Giving Day. Mark your calendars and help start a new golden tradition by supporting the university. You can learn more and sign up to be a volunteer at vu.edu/givingday. #give4thegold

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It takes a village

Feb. 4, 2016—The 55th annual Christmas Village, organized by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, raised a record amount to benefit the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and other Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.

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