October 28, 2014

For those who missed Flulapalooza and still haven't received a flu shot, there's another opportunity on Wednesday, Oct. 29: Boo to the Flu, a new Vanderbilt University and Medical Center event, providing free flu vaccinations to faculty, staff and students. Read more...

Cellular engineering expert Daley set for Discovery Lecture, Thursday, Oct. 30


George Q. Daley, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in cellular "engineering" at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Read more...

Ebola: Fight fears with facts


Ebola is not spreading across the United States. Anxiety about the virus, however, certainly is. Read more...

These doctors mean business


While patient care is an important part of the careers of the majority of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates, some, such as Michael Burry, M.D., find that they can make the greatest leadership contributions in non-clinical roles. Read the story and offer a comment on the redesigned "Vanderbilt Medicine" website. Read more...

Keep the ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night


Safety Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to Safe Kids. Read more...

Open Enrollment ends this week


Remember that Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to reflect on your and your family's needs and to fine tune your benefits package to match. If you don't enroll, your health, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment and short-term disability insurance selections will default to your current coverage levels. Read more...

Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event


Twenty-six Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event in Washington, D.C. Read more...

Thursday lecture on Renaissance medicine and science part of library's Harry Potter exhibit


Holly Tucker, Ph.D., professor in the Department of French and Italian and in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, will deliver a lecture, "Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science," Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in the boardroom at the Eskind Library. Read more...