December 27, 2012

I'd like to take a moment to bring to your attention the annual Vanderbilt Community Giving campaign that is under way and ends on Dec. 31. In past years you may have thought of it as the "United Way" campaign with your donation deducted each paycheck throughout the year. This same campaign has become "Vanderbilt Gives," but remember your donations and payroll deductions DO NOT continue without renewing each year. Read more...

Gov. Phil Bredesen to lecture on health reform


Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, known for his bipartisan approach to problem-solving and careful fiscal management, will speak in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Centennial Lecture Series Jan. 14, 2013. Read more...

Shuttle and valet holiday schedule announced


On Jan. 1, 2013, people who park in N lots and lot 127 can park in the South Garage on levels four through seven, in the 25th Avenue Garage using the 25th Avenue entrance, or on level six of the Central Garage. Read more...

Son's kidney donation to his mother the ultimate gift


For as long as Noah Harrison can remember, he has made all of his mother's Christmas, birthday and other special occasion gifts by hand. But this year, Harrison's gift for his mother goes beyond the typical card or crafty ornament. It can officially be labeled the best gift ever and it came a week early. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Harrison gave his mother, 43-year-old Erica Johnson, the gift of life when he donated his kidney to her at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Nurse: Not Just Aspirin and Band-Aids Anymore


This is what school nursing looks like today. It's no longer just tummy aches and Band-Aids. It is managing chronic conditions like asthma and sickle cell anemia and mental conditions like ADHD and depression and navigating social conditions like poverty, hunger and homelessness. Read more...