March 21, 2017

Researchers will team with Johns Hopkins University, New York University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study different aspects of the common health problem that increases risk for heart disease, stroke and other serious issues. Read more...

Study shows active surveillance preserves quality of life for prostate cancer patients


Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to consider active surveillance with their physician, according to a study released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read more...

Discovery Lecture by UC San Diego's Varki is March 23


Ajit Varki, M.D., a pioneer in the field of molecular glycobiology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 23. Read more...

VUMC taking part in full-scale disaster drill Thursday, March 23


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will join several other hospitals and federal, state and local agencies for a full-scale weather-related disaster drill on Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Read more...

Reminder: Unauthorized access of patient information can result in termination


Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) clinical databases--Epic, Medipac or Star Panel--to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under someone's care, can result in progressive discipline or even termination. Read more...

Social worker Jones thrives on helping patients, families


"I have always felt the need to help people. Just ask my parents. I feel very strongly about what I do at Vanderbilt. I see families usually at their worst. They are experiencing something very traumatic. Our medical staff cares for our patients and a lot of the times their families need help to make this experience less painful." Read more...

Event to celebrate VUMC employees set for April 20-21


An enterprise-wide Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employee celebration event--Celebrate the Difference YOU Make Every Day!--will be held in three sessions April 20-21 to acknowledge the many contributions of the Medical Center's people. Read more...

From "Vanderbilt Medicine": Hooked--reeling in the opioid epidemic


The epidemic of opioid abuse, which each day claims the lives of 91 Americans and adds billions annually to the nation's health care bill, can be stopped--but it’s not going to be easy, say those steering the ship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...