Monthly Archives: October 2011

TEDMed 2011: A Vanderbilt Surgeon’s Perspective

from Cynthia Floyd Manley I had the opportunity to spend some time last week with Dr. Duke Herrell while we attended TEDMed with a contingent from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Most of the VUMC team attending were surgeons and mechanical … Continue reading

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Remove a polyp? There’s an app for that!

From Cynthia Floyd Manley SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A team of Vanderbilt University surgeons and engineers are here in the “Innovation Showcase” at TEDMed to demonstrate some of the really cool things being developed through the Vanderbilt Initiative for Surgery … Continue reading

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What Is My Xtreme Dream? What’s Yours?

from Cynthia Floyd Manley: I have an odd fascination with Diana Nyad. I say odd because she is an ultra-marathon swimmer. I, on the other hand, am no athlete and definitely no swimmer. When I was 5, my mother took … Continue reading

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Quick response saves devoted football fan at Vanderbilt game

from Kathy Whitney A Vanderbilt alumnus and longtime football and basketball season ticket holder suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at Saturday’s game in the Vanderbilt Stadium.  Thanks to the quick response from Vanderbilt’s LifeFlight Event Medicine team and the presence of an … Continue reading

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Flulapalooza tops Guinness record

from Wayne Wood:     And here’s the release VUMC News and Communications sent out about the Oct. 12 effort to break the world vaccination record: Vanderbilt University Doubles Current World Record for Vaccinations Today, Vanderbilt University more than doubled … Continue reading

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Praising Dr. Spickard

by Wayne Wood My column from the October 2011 House Organ:   Wherever any of us go, we represent the groups to which we belong. We know this in big ways. If you travel in a foreign country, for example, … Continue reading

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