July 18, 2013

Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs, associate dean for Faculty Affairs and the Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, is being promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Prevention. Read more...

Teamwork drives Maternal Fetal Medicine program


When Steffanie and Jon Sawyer were told their unborn son had a spinal birth defect called spina bifida, they decided to travel from their home in the Chicago area to Vanderbilt for fetal surgery. Read more...

Vanderbilt ophthalmologist stresses summer eye safety


When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus: the eyes. Read more...

This week's VUCast: surgery through a mother's womb, and more


This week's VUCast includes a very personal video on a fascinating surgery performed on an infant, through his mom's womb. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital surgery team has done more fetal surgeries than any other hospital. Also see what former senator and Vanderbilt grad James Sasser gave the library and see baseball coach Tim Corbin teaching campers how to slide in a very fun way. Read more...