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Shade Tree Clinic launches new Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic

Jan. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic for underserved and uninsured patients in Nashville extends opportunities for patient care and medical education through a new imaging program, which launched on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. By: Lexie Little To start the new year, students working at Shade Tree Clinic, Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic, initiated a new program to further...

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From a grain of passion: M3 Andrea Lopez builds initiative with family, student peers

Nov. 3, 2022—M3 Andrea Lopez and her family founded Grains of Love, a mission organization committed to providing basic care supplies to communities in and around Honduras By: Lexie Little When M3 Andrea Lopez went home for the holidays in 2021, she truly went home. Boarding the plane at Nashville International Airport for her birthplace of Tegucigalpa,...

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Renaming committee honored with Levi Watkins, Jr. MD Award

Oct. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center recognized student and faculty leaders for their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community on Oct. 18, 2022. By: Lexie Little The committee responsible for the renaming of Vivien Thomas Way received this year’s Levi Watkins, Jr. MD Student Award for its contribution...

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Sylvie Muhimpundu (MPH ’19, MD ’26) applies a degree of experience

Oct. 4, 2022—Rwanda native Sylvie Muhimpundu wanted to be a physician well before she ever came to the United States. Now, she’s working on her second degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. By: Lexie Little Shuffling past bustling cars along 21st Avenue in Nashville, Sylvie Muhimpundu reviewed they day’s tasks ahead in her mind as she...

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Moving ever forward: M1 Russell Stewart envisions medical future

Oct. 3, 2022—Though his family has a long history at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Russell O. Stewart Jr. keeps his focus on the future in an ever-changing field By: Lexie Little In 1920, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine sat at the intersection of present-day Fifth Avenue and Elm Street in Nashville, now a forgotten lot adjacent...

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Diagnosing problems, providing solutions

Sep. 6, 2022—M1 Darryl Delsoin joins the Medical Innovator Development Program (MIDP) with an entrepreneurial mission By: Lexie Little Darryl Delsoin peered through the white smoke cloud. He watched as local Haitian women and men cooked over ash-riddled round stoves fueled by charcoal. Nearby wooden doorways, some stained with soot, stood as the divide between fresh air...

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Annual Anatomical Donation Program service honors donors, families

Aug. 26, 2022—By: Lexie Little Each year, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine community gathers to honor the memories of those who donated to the Anatomical Donation Program, which allows medical students to explore the intricacies of the human body. Families, friends, students, faculty, and staff gathered in Langford Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 26, to remember the...

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Connecting through service

Aug. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine M3 Thomas Ueland connects with patients, peers, and people in need By: Lexie Little Approximately 157.5 miles from third-year medical student Thomas Ueland’s hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, sits the merged mining towns of Fleming-Neon. Rains ravaged Neon in early August, flooding businesses, homes, and roads with more than 10 feet...

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Social Mission Committee welcomes new leaders

Aug. 17, 2022—M3 students Rishub Das and Kayla Buttafuoco look forward to cementing Social Mission Committee initiatives as integral parts of VUSM and VUMC By: Lexie Little The Social Mission Committee (SMC), officially founded as a student organization at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2019, quickly became a foundational pillar for student initiatives in and out...

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Meet a Medical Scholar: Maddy Ball

Jul. 11, 2022—M3 Maddy Ball traveled to Barcelona, Spain, for a year-long research project By: Lexie Little Maddy Ball is no stranger to travel. A native of Mill Valley, California, just outside of San Francisco, she moved nearly 3,107 miles to Massachusetts, where she attended Tufts University. Flying over rigid mountain peaks, plains, rolling hills and valleys,...

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LGBT MD presents Pride Month events

May. 26, 2022—LGBT MD, Vanderbilt’s chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance, maintains an active LGBTQ+ community at VUSM. The organization works to educate VUSM students, faculty, and staff on topics in LGBTQ+ health care and culture. LGBT MD advocates for change benefiting LGBTQ+ individuals both in VUSM and in the broader Nashville community. To celebrate Pride Month...

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M2 Harrison Thomas leads the race

May. 19, 2022—Second-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine medical student Harrison Thomas served as this year’s Shade Tree Trot 5K Run/Walk director, leading an effort to raise $46,500 for the student-run free clinic By: Lexie Little Harrison Thomas felt a tug in his right hip as he raced past Southeastern Conference opponents on a cross country course....

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VUSM recognizes annual award winners

May. 18, 2022—Each spring, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recognizes members of the graduating MD class for outstanding academic achievement, service, research, and leadership. VUSM faculty and fellow students celebrated the following recipients of school and departmental awards at the MD Class Day ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2022:   The Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine This...

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A life leading back home: Reflections from Dr. Henry Nelson (MD ’45)

May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus, Dr. Henry Nelson, turned 99 on Jan. 16, 2022. Nelson died shortly after this interview sharing his reflections on a life in medicine. This story is dedicated to his memory. By: Lexie Little The year was 1949. Kathryn Wolff Nelson sat next to the crib holding her newborn baby...

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Q&A with MSTP Lizzie Flook (PhD ’21, MD ’22)

May. 9, 2022—After seven years in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Lizzie (Hale) Flook prepares to graduate with her MD this Friday. The University of Miami alumna, who played collegiate volleyball, earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University last year, studying stress-related brain regions during abstinence in individuals...

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