July 22, 2014

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is rolling out a new electronic tool to facilitate the documentation of every patient's home medications. Called the Med List Tool, this new part of the electronic medical record is a way for providers of all disciplines to accurately collect, record and communicate the medications a patient takes. Read more...

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study


Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings in the journal Pediatrics. Read more...

Care for newborns with drug withdrawal uneven


In the United States, one infant is born each hour with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), after being exposed to opioid medications like oxycodone in utero. Infants with NAS can have seizures, difficulty feeding, respiratory complications and low birth weights. Even though they are becoming more common, the medical care delivered to infants with the syndrome is strikingly variable, according to a study published in the Journal of Perinatology. Read more...

Campus on alert following phishing attacks


On July 10, VUIT implemented a change in Vanderbilt email that resulted in an [External] tag being added to the subject line of emails originating from outside of the central Vanderbilt email system. Read more...

Faculty and house staff invited to participate in VUSM Reunion


The 2014 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Reunion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 11. Read more...

Vanderbilt Night at the Sounds is Saturday, Aug. 23


The 2014 Vanderbilt Appreciation Night with the Nashville Sounds is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23. The game will begin at 6:35 p.m. Read more...