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Inaugural Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 21

Jan. 22, 2016—April 21 marks Vanderbilt's inaugural Giving Day, a 24-hour event to celebrate the university and advance its mission to discover, educate and lead.

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Support for Eye Institute research a family affair

Jan. 7, 2016—Sight is one of the most critical elements of a normal, happy life. When a child’s eyesight is threatened, his or her future stands to be permanently altered — and parents try to find the best treatment available.

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VUSN Reunion showcases strong bond among classmates

Dec. 3, 2015—Reunion 2015 was a time to celebrate Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) past, present and future. Founded in 1908, VUSN has more than 9,200 nursing alumni living and working in all 50 states and several countries.

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Many groups, one mission: caring for children, families

Nov. 19, 2015—At 6 feet 4 inches, Shea Weber towers over the tiny tots he visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, yet it is he who looks up to them.

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Ayers Institute spurred key cancer research gains

Nov. 12, 2015—In 2005, Tennessee philanthropists Jim and Janet Ayers gave $10 million to help Vanderbilt University scientists find early markers for colorectal cancer that could improve diagnosis and potentially save lives.

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Miles and Music for Kids

Nov. 5, 2015—Country music singer Dierks Bentley held his 10th annual "Miles and Music for Kids" benefit for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Sunday at Ascend Amphitheater.

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Rascal Flatts keep support rolling

Nov. 5, 2015—Country music group Rascal Flatts hosted a special performance for patients and their families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Oct. 26, and afterward visited patients in their rooms.

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Komen, VICC partnership bolsters breast cancer research

Oct. 8, 2015—For more than twenty years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) primary source of outside funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. But in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and community services, has been a significant sponsor of research and patient care support.

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Predators support for fight against cancer keeps rising

Sep. 17, 2015—Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber and goaltender Pekka Rinne, along with Predators 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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McNeilly, Stein show that support can last a lifetime

Aug. 27, 2015—John Stein and Bob McNeilly Jr. were students at Vanderbilt University decades apart. One studied biology, the other education. One was a Nashville native, the other from Florida.

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Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

Jul. 30, 2015—In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special.

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Young professionals bolster cancer research efforts

Jul. 23, 2015—With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever.

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