July 29, 2014

The Vanderbilt University Hospital Trauma Unit is the first recipient of the Nurse Wellness Recognition Award, an effort to recognize nursing groups who contribute to wellness in a meaningful way. Read more...

Gene study focuses on breast cancer in East Asian women


A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online this week in Nature Genetics. Read more...

Team spots trigger for rare diarrheal disease in infants


Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Arizona and Phoenix Children's Hospital have discovered what triggers a rare but devastating diarrheal disease in newborns that is fatal without intravenous feeding or intestinal transplant. Read more...

Children's Hospital offers back-to-school safety tips


Another summer vacation season is coming to a close. The change in routine is a dangerous time in neighborhood streets for children and drivers. Read more...

Costco special shopping event to be this weekend


Vanderbilt employees and their families are invited to a special shopping event at area Costco stores from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3. Read more...

This week in social media


Among the social media posts generating the highest levels of engagement last week were a blog post by longtime NICU nurse Marlee Crankshaw, safety tips for ATVs from our Trauma Injury Prevention Program, the announcement of exciting new colorectal cancer research by our faculty, and a reminder about the critical summertime need for blood donations. Read more...