March 5, 2013

Dear Colleagues: I write to you in the wake of a series of immediate federal expense reductions, known as the "sequester." True, the country is grappling with a federal debt load that is unsustainable, and reversal of this trend is essential to our country's future. Read more...

"Tornado safe" areas at VUMC now designated by signs


New signs directing visitors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to "tornado safe" areas during a tornado have been placed at Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read more...

Vanderbilt study finds maternal diet important predictor of severity for infant RSV


An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Read more...

Team Vanderbit Registration Fair to be tomorrow


The campus wide Team Vanderbilt Registration Fair will be held 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Wadlington Conference Room on the second floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine: "Making a World of Difference"


"It is often said that Africans excel in relationships. I have discovered over the past two years that it is true. I cherish the relationships that are slowly building here in Kijabe; I feel a part of the staff now, and we have a wonderful time talking, teasing, swapping Swahili. It is a country of incredible beauty not only in its mountains, plains, valleys, lakes, but especially among its people." Read more...