March 12, 2013

In today's Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly and again at a special afternoon faculty assembly, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, discussed steps the Medical Center will be taking to address the impact of the sequester. Here are some frequently asked questions about the economic repositioning of VUMC. Read more...

School of Medicine Retains National Ranking in "U.S. News and World Report"


The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is once again named among the nation's elite Research Schools of Medicine in "U.S. News & World Report" magazine's 2014 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released this week. VUSM retained its rank of No. 14 among the nation's 114 fully accredited medical schools. Read more...

Harvard's Seidman to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture, Thursday, March 14


Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D., who has made pivotal contributions to understanding the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 14. Read more...

Diagnostic management efforts thrive on teamwork


As choices mount for patient testing and treatment, diagnostic management has arisen at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address two closely related questions that clinicians must ask themselves more and more often: have I ordered the right tests for this patient; and, taken together, what do these test results imply for the best treatment of this patient? Read more...

From Children's Hospital's "Hope" magazine: "A Life Changed"


Mia Sharp Bransford, R.N., EMT, works as a nurse at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, helping injured and sick children in the Emergency Department. Usually, her work and dedication to treat children and patients is performed in the hospital. But the soft-spoken, friendly nurse unselfishly rose to the challenge while on vacation to render aid to injured people just minutes after a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater left 12 dead and 58 injured. She recounts the tragic night that would change her life forever. Read more...