January 31, 2013

Following a national search, James S. Mathis, J.D., a Nashville area attorney, has been recruited to Vanderbilt to serve as the Medical Center's new Chief Clinical Enterprise Compliance Officer. Mathis will also hold the title of assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs. Read more...

Program rewards employees who refer new nurses


Under the Nurse Referral Bonus Program, Vanderbilt will pay $2,500 to any employee who successfully refers a BSN nurse with at least one year of prior experience for a full-time (.75 FTE) nursing position. The referring employee will receive $1,250 once the nurse has been employed 90 days and another $1,250 once the nurse has worked at Vanderbilt for one year. Read more...

Long-term effects of prostate therapies tracked


A new study comparing outcomes among prostate cancer patients treated with surgery versus radiotherapy found differences in urinary, bowel and sexual function after short-term follow-up, but those differences were no longer significant 15 years after initial treatment. Read more...

Vanderbilt Heart urging employees to "go red" tomorrow; Heart Month events announced


February is American Heart Month, and Vanderbilt Heart is kicking it off by encouraging all VUMC employees to wear red tomorrow in observance of Go Red for Women, an initiative of the American Heart Association to raise awareness of women's heart health. Read more...

Monday's "Hawaii Five-O" has VUMC connection


Jason Koger awoke in the Burn Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in early March 2008, and through the unfamiliar surroundings and the anesthetic haze he understood what he was being told: below the elbow, his arms were gone. The latest chapter in Jason's life has taken him to Hawaii, where he worked on an episode of "Hawaii Five-O." Read more...

This week's VUCast: childhood obesity, the flu tool and more


This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast: A healthy inspiration sparks a breakthrough program fighting childhood obesity. Is it the flu? A special tool to check your symptoms at home and one Vanderbilt student wants to be "King of the Nerds." Read more...