Your School of Nursing Reunion will be here before you know it—register today and let your friends you know you'll be on campus for all the events October 20-22. Reunion classes are those ending in 1 or 6. Quinqs are BSNs class of 1966.
Learn more about all the weekend's activities at the VUSN Reunion website.
Topic: Anesthesia for EP
Presenter: Dr. Kara Siegrist
Location: MCE-NT 5181B
Topic: "Problem-Based Learning Discussion - Spine Surgery"
Presenter: Dr. Douglas Hester
Location: 3161 MCE
Reading: Chapters 7 & 20
Topic: "Case Based Assessment (seniors only)"
Presenter: Dr. Michael Richardson
Location 4108 VUH
Topic: "Embolic Disorders"
Presenter: Dr. Ray Paschall
Location: 4203 VUH
Reading: Chapter 39
Topic: Resident Topic Presentations
Location: 3015 VUH
Extended training course for those caring for pediatric behavioral health patients including placement, creating a plan of care, working with autistic patients, and utilizing Child Life Specialists as partners in care.
Rachel Mace, MD, University Pediatrics
Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering Babies and You, a prenatal education program to encourage early and consistent prenatal care. Educational sessions on various topics are offered monthly. Upon completion of the program, $50 for your new baby will be added to your paycheck from Babies & You.
Who is eligible?
Enrollment is easy. Just click here.
Benefits eligible Vanderbilt faculty & staff, their spouses, and covered dependents
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Flexner Discovery Lecture Series features the world's most eminent scientists who speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today.
October 20, 2016: The Irwin Eskind Lecture in Biomedical Science, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center & the Center for Immunobiology
Presenter: John W. Kappler, Ph.D.
Title: Breaking Through Immunological Tolerance
Topic: Journal Club
Reading: Contact Rebecca Stadler for readings
Shade Tree is offering hands-on training in a critical, essential skill for the hospital: blood draws!
Here we sing a cool variety of student written songs arranged for a cappella. The group is composed of students from the medical, nursing, audiology, and other professional schools, as well as open to residents and attendings. We perform throughout the year in the community, on campus, and in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. New and old members are always welcome to attend. We meet every Thursday at 6-7pm in Light Hall 208 unless otherwise noted!
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in singing, or if you would like us to sing for one of your events.
Vanderbilt Barnes and Noble will host Robert Barsky for the Nashville launch of "Hatched"
Review of "Hatched"
Jews and food, Jews and social movements, Jews and humor: they all go together like egg whites and egg yolks.
Meet Robert Barsky, who grew up in a Jewish family in Canada and teaches now in the French and Italian departments at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Also holding a university appointment in Jewish studies, Barsky was born and raised in Montréal, attended Brandeis University in the Boston area, and later did graduate work at McGill University back in Canada.
Trading in his academic cap temporarily to wear a novelist's hat, Barsky now has written a financial thriller novel titled "Hatched" which is at the printing press now as I write.
In a recent interview with San Diego Jewish World, the professor told me some of the backstory of his debut novel and how he came to write it.
"A well-respected chef in New York City has decided to fulfill a lifelong dream, which is to open a restaurant that is devoted entirely to 'eggy creations' in the Wall Street area of Manhattan," he said by email. "Working with an architect, the chef erects a restaurant in the shape of a Fabergé egg that is inspired by those remarkable masterpieces that were offered each year by the Russian Czar to his beloved wife, leading up to the Russian Revolution."
As Barsky's fictional story goes, the Fabergé Restaurant becomes 'the' destination for the wealthiest of New York clients, but it's also the place where three former college roommates hatch a plan to counterfeit billions of dollars, "and shake the American economy to its very yolk," as Barsky put it.
You can see he has a punning sense of humor.
"It's my first novel, and it's filled with some great plot twists and voluptuous egg recipes," he said, adding: "The book is a sumptuous treat."
Barsky knows a thing or two about how restaurants operate from his own training as a chef, and "Hatched" combines his personal knowledge of kitchen shenanigans, along with an academic understanding of revolutionary ambitions, honed through decades of research into American communists, anarchists and socialists.
"My novel is primarily an adventure that takes place inside of a masterpiece, the Fabergé Egg, until, when the plan is finally 'hatched,' the repercussions are taken into marginalized communities that benefit from the newly-printed money, and, finally, into the offices of the U.S. Treasury," he said. "I have researched all elements of the story, but also let the story tell itself, with a cast of very memorable characters who are fun to be around."
Barsky told me that the novel was seven years in the making and "fertilized" by visits to some posh restaurants he dined in throughout North America and Europe. Add in his research into recent financial crises and visits to some museums housing the fabulous creations of Fabergé, and here's a novel with punch.
As an academic, Barsky has published seven non-fiction books, including a trilogy of works about Noam Chomsky's cultural and political milieus. And yes, he trained as a chef in his undergraduate college years.
"As an avid collector of memorabilia relating to the Fabergé collection, I'm a resolute lover of eggy cuisine," he told this reporter.
As readers of modern literary fiction know, there is a growing genre of hybrid works that feature novelistic intrigue and feasting. They range from novels containing intimate scenes devoted to the passion of eating yummy food, to mysteries set in restaurants, in which the recipe can be part of the intrigue, according to Barsky.
So if you liked Joanne Fluke's "Cream Puff Murder" or Diane Mott Davidson's "Bread Alone" -- and popular movies such as 'Like Water for Chocolate' or My Dinner with Andre, Barsky's debut thriller just might be your cup of tea.