June 27, 2013

At the helm of a towboat navigating more than 20,000 tons of cargo down ever-shifting river channels, feeling sleepy is not an option for pilot Darrell Koontz. Read more...

Annual telethon brings in $1.8 million for Children's Hospital


The annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon celebrated its 30th year on June 2, raising more than $1.8 million. All proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children's Miracle Network hospital. Read more...

Research effort seeks to improve home care for kidney failure patients


Vanderbilt nephrologist Thomas Golper, M.D., professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Hypertension,is leading an effort to form a research consortium with a goal of improving care for kidney failure patients who receive a form of home dialysis. Read more...

This week's VUCast: a musical pacifier, Kid President and more


See how a musical pacifier is helping preemie babies eat and bond with mom; and why Kid President is at Vanderbilt. Read more...