September 22, 2016

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Health IT and Diagnostic Laboratories will implement Remote Hosting for the Cerner Millennium and CoPath laboratory information systems. Remote Hosting means that all servers used by the laboratory information system (LIS) will move from VUMC and will now reside on hardware located in Kansas City at Cerner's secure facilities. Read more...

Transplant Center experiences strong growth in volume


The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, has not only surpassed the projected number of transplants it expected to perform for fiscal year 2016, but also experienced an increase in the total number of transplants performed over the previous year. Read more...

"Shed-Meds" to explore helping elderly reduce number of medications


Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have received a $2.9 million federal grant to test the effectiveness of a new intervention that aims to help older patients reduce the number of medications they may be taking on a regular basis. Read more...

Joanne Lynn to present Discovery Lecture today


Joanne Lynn, M.D., a geriatrician and health services researcher, will present the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Sept. 22. Her lecture, "How to build the care system you need when you are very old," will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics. Read more...

Patient's kidney transplant a "bittersweet" family affair


Turning tragedy into triumph is something Khris Downing is learning to do. He's getting a lot of practice, as he is alive today because of a life-saving organ donation from his older sister, Geraldine Williams, who died on July 26. Read more...

Pierce Avenue traffic changes begin Saturday


Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Pierce Ave will be reduced to one westbound lane of traffic from Medical Center Drive to 23rd Avenue South. Read more...

Medical Center Box.com migration to be tomorrow


On Friday, Sept. 23, beginning at 6 p.m., until Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., the Box.com migration will take place for Medical Center users. During this period, users will not be able to access their Box accounts, which will be changed from Vanderbilt.box.com to vumc.box.com. Read more...

Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza, Oct. 11


Volunteers for non-clinical roles, including helping with patient flow, are needed for this year's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mass influenza vaccination event, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a tent between Light Hall and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Read more...

EpicLeap Space Station events continue


A message from Mitch Edgeworth, Cecelia Moore, and Kevin Johnson, EpicLeap executive co-sponsors: We invite and encourage everyone in VUMC to attend an EpicLeap Space Station for approximately 10 minutes. Read more...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


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