Monthly Archives: May 2011

Audiologist measures sound of music city’s ‘loudest voices’

by Jennifer Wetzel It is a sound Middle Tennesseans cannot miss. The high-pitched drone of the recently emerged cicadas rings loud and clear – so loud in fact that one Vanderbilt hearing and speech scientist is using their deafening tone … Continue reading

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Recognizing our Volunteers

by Leslie Hill Volunteers are invaluable. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them. There are currently 767 active volunteers, and their posts vary widely, from passing out blankets in the Vanderbilt University Hospital emergency department to showing new … Continue reading

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Eli lifts spirits at Children’s Hospital

By Jeremy Rush Here’s a touching story by WTVF Channel 5’s Amanda Hara, who followed pet therapy volunteer Sallie McWilliams and her 3-legged dog, Eli, on their usual rounds at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Eli is an … Continue reading

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Saundra, Victoria and Commissioner Cooper, I get the message!

By Cynthia Floyd Manley Do you ever think maybe the universe is trying to tell you something? Like many “women of a certain age,” I have been frustrated with my ever-creeping weight and waistline for a long time now, and … Continue reading

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Perspectives

from Wayne Wood: I was talking to Leslie Hill, a young and talented writer in our office about a story she was working on, and she mentioned the name of one of the people she was going to interview. “I … Continue reading

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Learning the news

from Wayne Wood: I heard that JFK had been killed through the shocked reactions of my family. I was five years old and knew something had happened that had all the adults upset. I heard Martin Luther King Jr. had … Continue reading

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