May 26, 2016

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos. Read more...

Shack to step down as chair of Plastic Surgery


Bruce Shack, M.D., has announced plans to step down, effective July 1, as chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and he will remain on the faculty as a professor of Plastic Surgery. Read more...

Vanderbilt mourns loss of pediatrics icon Wadlington


William B. Wadlington, M.D., a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 1952 and former member of the Board of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, died May 18. He was 89. Read more...

There's still time: the VUMC Culture Survey is open for two more days


View a message from C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy Chief Executive Officer of VUMC, regarding why it is so important for you to have your voice be heard. Read more...

Memorial Day parking and shuttle plans outlined


Staff working on Memorial Day, May 30, should continue to park in assigned areas, with the exception of N Lot and Lot 127 parkers. Due to limited shuttle service, those who park in those lots should park in the South Garage on levels 5-7, in the 25th Avenue Garage using the 25th Avenue entrance, or the Central Garage on levels 4-6. Read more...

Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend


With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Read more...

Vanderbilt expert addresses Zika-related concerns for women who are, or want to become, pregnant


With summertime approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant. Read more...

Vanderbilt mail order pharmacy available


For employees with Navitus, Vanderbilt offers maintenance medications delivered directly to your place of choosing. Certain generic medications can be filled starting as low as $1 per month. Read more...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


The latest news from this week's online-only VUMC Reporter is available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...