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Science Magazine: How long can the U.S. stay on top?

Jun. 28, 2013—In an era of stagnating government support for academic science, officials at many top research universities are looking to private philanthropy and increased efficiencies to maintain their elite status. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.

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Event highlights crucial role of philanthropy at VUMC

Jun. 6, 2013—Individuals who provide annual philanthropic support for key areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Canby Robinson Society Reception on May 21.

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Photo: Show of support

Feb. 7, 2013—Tom and Vickie Flood recently visited with students at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt. The Floods’ philanthropy supports endowment for faculty, graduate students and research in childhood hearing loss at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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Family’s experience spurs creation of fellowship

Nov. 29, 2012—Carol Ann Gavin became critically ill on Super Bowl Sunday in 2010 while vacationing in Florida. But after two surgeries for a bowel obstruction at a Florida hospital, her husband, Charles Gavin III, asked that she be flown home to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he knew she would get unequaled health care at one of finest medical centers in the country.

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