December 20, 2012

At Vanderbilt, we are all, faculty and staff, invested with the profound intergenerational responsibility to pass on our knowledge. It is that responsibility, to train individuals across all areas of this Medical Center who will be tomorrow's leaders, I wish to discuss with you this month. Read more...

2012 a year of milestones, accomplishments at VUMC


A chronological roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012 from the VUMC Reporter. Also see related articles on appointments and national rankings. Read more...

One Step Ahead helps Metro students stay in school and reach for college


For high-achieving students from low-income families, barriers, both financial and motivational, can stand in the way of a college education. That's why Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, in partnership with the Nashville Public Education Foundation, established One Step Ahead, a scholarship fund designed to help students in Metro Nashville Public Schools cover the cost of taking college courses while still in high school through a program called dual enrollment. Read more...

Cardiovascular Medicine chief Sawyer stepping down


Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa M. Jacobson Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will step down as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective April 1, 2013. Sawyer will continue to pursue his clinical, teaching and research endeavors at VHVI. Read more...

Holiday hours for VUMC food vendors announced


Here are the holiday opening hours for VUMC eateries. Read more...

Tips on avoiding family stress during the holidays


Getting together with extended family during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be, says Keith G. Meador, professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt. In this story by Nancy Humphrey, Meador says there are ways of managing expectations to make the time together better for everyone. Read more...