May 29, 2012

Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP, Peter and Ada Rossin Chair in Pediatric Cardiology, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has accepted our offer to become the James C. Overall professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

Craig Ferrell, M.D., professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, dies after riding accident


Craig Ferrell, M.D., professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Hospital, a result of injuries sustained when he fell from his horse while playing polo. Read more...

VUMC study says peer selection after school can increase activity, reduce childhood obesity


Another tool in the battle against childhood obesity may be careful selection of who a child plays with after school. Vanderbilt's Sabina Gesell, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Pediatrics, is first author of a study published in the online version of the journal Pediatrics that examines the group effect of peers on activity levels of children in after-school programs. Read more...

LifeFlight has one of the busiest holiday weekends in its history over Memorial Day


Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight responded to more than 70 of the area's most critical patients. Read more...

This week's VUCast: best children's books


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: Tips for picking great children's books; Vandy rocketeers shoot for the stars and come out on top; and a fresh feast for your body. Read more...