September 13, 2012

The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt committed $1 million to combat prematurity during the group's 40th anniversary celebration last week. Read more...

Medical Center mourns loss of Lemonds; services today at 10 a.m.


Brent Lemonds, M.S., R.N., EMT-P, administrator for Service Improvement at Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism while recovering at his home from a recent orthopaedic surgery. He was 50. Read more...

Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to commit $1 million to combat prematurity


The Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will commit $1 million to combat prematurity during the group's 40th anniversary celebration tonight. Read more...

Carmaker's gift boosts childhood cancer research


Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone. Hyundai's most recent donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the largest one-time grant the company has given to a pediatric cancer researcher at Vanderbilt. To date, Hyundai has awarded more than $560,000 in grants to Children's Hospital for childhood cancer research. Read more...

Charo set for season's first Flexner Discovery Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 20


R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk, entitled "Faster, Safer, Better: Thoughts on Pharmaceutical Development," will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Central Garage south stairway and adjacent sidewalk to be closed for construction Sept. 17 through Dec. 16


From Monday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 16, the Central Garage south stairway will be closed due to construction. In order to ensure pedestrian safety it will also be necessary to close the sidewalk on the north side of Pierce Avenue between 21st Avenue South and Medical Center Drive for the duration of the construction project. Read more...