May 5, 2015

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University School of Medicine, and chief of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center, has been named the new professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology. Read more...

ICD-10 Education Fair set for Friday, May 8


An ICD-10 Education Fair this Friday, May 8, seeks to boost awareness and knowledge of the new medical coding and reporting system going into effect later this year. Read more...

Study team uses metabolomics to study longevity


The keys to longevity have been a source of curiosity and the basis of many research studies for years, yet the mechanisms underlying a person's ability to live a long life are still not fully understood. Read more...

Learn tips for improving your retirement investment strategy


Are you enrolled in the Vanderbilt retirement plan? Do you want to make sure you are making the best investment choices in planning for retirement? Are you looking for ways to improve your investment strategy? Fidelity will host several workshops offering investment guidance for employees. Read more...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center marks 50th anniversary with Timothy Shriver


In honor of its 50th anniversary as one of the nation's original Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will hold a community celebration with special guest speaker Timothy P. Shriver. The celebration will be held on Friday, May 29, at 3 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Wyatt Center. Read more...

This week's Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention weekly quiz announced; winners get gift card, chance for iPad


Each week through July 24, the department will have a mini-quiz that will include five questions designed to help you easily learn/review quality and safety facts and policies. Each quiz should take you no more than five minutes to complete. Weekly prizes include a $50 gift card from various businesses, including Kroger, Starbucks, Target, Shell, Amazon and Mapco. Last week's winner was Jennifer Wright of the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Building a better app


See how an engineering senior is improving children's educational apps, hear about the "revolution" our Senior Day speaker will share with graduates, and see how Vanderbilt is investing in Tennessee in this week's edition of VUCast. Read more...