October 8, 2013

Staff, faculty and students who have ideas about how to make VUMC better are encouraged to send them to the Vice Chancellor's Suggestion Box. Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, and his staff read every suggestion and from time to time offer responses in My VUMC. Read more...

Benefit highlights for 2014 outlined


Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to make your benefits choices for the upcoming year. This year's Open Enrollment is Oct. 16-31, and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll. Read more...

"Cornelius" program speeds assessment of readmission risk


A new computer program called Cornelius calculates two risk scores for each newly arrived Vanderbilt University Hospital patient, one estimating the patient's risk of developing pressure ulcers (bedsores) during the current hospital stay, and the other estimating the patient's risk of returning to VUH for readmission within 30 days of discharge. Read more...

Yamamoto to deliver Discovery Lecture Thursday, Oct. 10


Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., an international leader in the study of signaling and gene regulation by intracellular receptors, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 10. Read more...

New Go for the Gold wellness credit options outlined


The last day of operation for the Health Plus Fitness Facility in Kensington Garage will be Saturday, Dec. 21. From Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 faculty and staff will have an opportunity to use the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) facility during an Open House event. As of Jan. 6, membership will be required for the VRWC Facility. Read more...