January 10, 2013

As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center would like to remind patients and staff about a valuable online resource for assessing the severity of flu symptoms: the Flu Tool. Read more...

Patient and Family Promise readies for next month's rollout


Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff are gearing up to roll out the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a six-point commitment to all patients and their families. Read more...

VHVI first in state to implant new ventricular assist device


On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation. Read more...

Brown named to direct Office of Sponsored Programs


Clint Brown, MBA, who has been serving as interim co-director for the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) since August 2012, has been named the office's new director. Read more...

Why do boys play with trucks and girls with dolls? Mouse study may offer clues


There may be a biological basis for separate doll and dump truck aisles in the toy store. In a study in baby mice, researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Southern California (USC) found that males and females respond differently to the hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP), which plays an important role in social behavior. Read more...

Update preferences now for AlertVU


AlertVU, Vanderbilt's emergency notification system, will be tested again Jan. 15. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff should log in to the system now to make sure their contact information is complete and up-to-date so that they will receive critical information during emergencies. Read more...