January 7, 2014

Dear Colleagues, Could anything be more complicated than health care has become, particularly at VUMC where we are educating, discovering and caring for patients all at once? Read more...

Vanderbilt study shows suicide risk doesn't differ in children taking two types of commonly prescribed antidepressants


A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released this week shows there is no evidence that the risk of suicide differs with two commonly prescribed antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents. Read more...

Cold weather increases chances of carbon monoxide poisoning; Vanderbilt toxicologist offers prevention advice


People using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential "silent killer" inside their homes and offices: carbon monoxide (CO). Read more...

David Sabatini to deliver Discovery Lecture Jan. 9


David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D., member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

From "Vanderbilt Nurse": Nursing without borders


Carol Ziegler's great-grandfather was a Rough Rider, charging into battle with Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War. He had an intimate view of the effects of foreign intervention and hammered into his descendants that cultures were to be respected, not interfered with. Read more...