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Robert Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 7. He was 89.

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Additional officers bolster police presence, security at VUMC

Jun. 16, 2016—To bolster an already visible presence, Vanderbilt University Police Department, a Vanderbilt University unit that provides safety and security services to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently recruited and has deployed an additional 30 new Community Service Officers, who are now serving in strategically identified locations throughout the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus.

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VUMC research staff can earn master’s degree through MLI program

Apr. 21, 2016—Are you interested in earning a master’s degree while working full-time at Vanderbilt? The Masters of Laboratory Investigation Degree Program is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year through June 30.

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AccessVU to be unavailable April 29–May 1

Apr. 14, 2016—AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.

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Music is Medicine fundraiser April 7 features winner of ‘The Voice,’ benefits Children’s Hospital

Mar. 31, 2016—The annual Music is Medicine fundraiser benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is April 7 at the Loveless Barn, featuring the winner of Season 4 of The Voice, Danielle Bradbery.

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Over 50? Let us schedule your colonoscopy

Mar. 3, 2016—March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the goal of the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center is to encourage and help all Vanderbilt employees to schedule their colonoscopies.

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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Feb. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

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Winter weather cancels classes, but gears up campus services

Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015—A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting.

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VUCast: Who looks like a leader to you?

Dec. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Find out why gender matters when you envision a president, leader or CEO; see what Vanderbilt blasted into space and what it's doing now; and learn how the price of cigarettes is saving babies' lives.

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