July 1, 2014

Armed with a $7.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of six medical centers around the country selected to participate in a network to develop effective approaches for diagnosing hard-to-solve medical cases (undiagnosed diseases). Read more...

Paycheck theft scam targets VUMC employees


Shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday, June 30, the Vanderbilt email system received phishing emails that appear to be targeting Medical Center employees. Likely it appears to specifically target M.D.s. Read more...

VUSM team seeks to hone in on health care "hot spots"


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is fielding one of 10 teams of students selected to participate in a project aimed at identifying the most frequent users of health care. Called "hot spotting," this novel approach allows health care providers to zero in on "super users" in order to identify the reasons behind high utilization and to teach patients how to overcome them. Read more...

VUIT creates one network for University and Medical Center


Vanderbilt University Information Technology has removed a significant limitation to network access and performance by merging two networks, the University network and the Medical Center network, into one. Read more...

From Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's "Momentum" magazine: First in Line


Signing up as the first person to test a new cancer drug had never crossed Debbie Grider's mind, even though she knew she might be at risk for breast cancer. Her mother, sisters and several aunts on her father's side of the family had already been diagnosed years earlier. Read more...