October 9, 2012

The 11th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture will be held Oct. 16 at noon in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Message from Deputy Vice Chancellor Pinson regarding pursuit of Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Award


One of VUMC's important Quality Pillar goals for 2013 is the pursuit of a Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) Award. Such achievement is a worthy milestone as we continue our journey toward organizational excellence. Read more...

Message from VUMC's Pharmacy and Department of Infection Control & Prevention about the nationwide meningitis outbreak


Broad news coverage continues about the fungal meningitis outbreak affecting Tennessee and 22 other states caused by medications prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. In response to questions from VUMC clinicians and patients associated with this outbreak, the Vanderbilt Pharmacy would like to provide the following assurance. Read more...

Vanderbilt Benefits & Health Fair Oct. 10-11


All Vanderbilt employees are invited to the free Benefits & Health Fair Oct. 10-11. The fair will feature employee benefits information, Vanderbilt clinics and services, free flu shots and health screenings, Go for the Gold assistance and more. Read more...

Flulapalooza to be Oct. 17 and 18


Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for their own welfare as well as the welfare of our patients. All of these individuals will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Read more...

From Hope Magazine: A Home Run


Colleen Hunt clutched a preemie diaper in her arms where her newborn baby boy, Maxwell, should have been. Instead, Max (as he is known to family), weighing 2 pounds, 11 ounces, was carefully strapped into an incubator that would keep him warm and his lungs working during a two-hour ride from Madisonville, Ky., to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. There he would get the services he needed to heal and grow. Read more...

This week's VUCast: stock obsession


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: Why our obsession with stock prices is killing U.S. companies. How powerful is the shrinking undecided voter? And Vanderbilt takes you from farm to fork. Read more...