September 9, 2014

David Penson, M.D., the Paul V. Hamilton, M.D. and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology, will become chairman of the Department of Urologic Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Penson will follow in the footsteps of Joseph Smith, Jr., M.D., the William L. Bray Professor and chairman of the Department of Urologic Surgery, who will remain a valued member of VUMC's faculty, maintain his clinical and surgical practice, and continue to teach and mentor. Read more...

Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-31


Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to reflect on you and your family's needs and to fine tune your benefits package to match. Read more...

Stallworth debuts hemodialysis service for rehab patients


Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital is now offering hemodialysis for its patients, eliminating the need to transport them off site for treatment. Read more...

Richard Smith to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 11


Richard J. Smith, M.D., director of the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will begin the 2014-2015 Flexner Discovery Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 11. Read more...

Risk of West Nile virus infection low, but precautions advised


As part of its routine surveillance of mosquito pools throughout Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Health Department recently identified mosquitoes near Vanderbilt (at the corner of Blakemore and 21st Avenues) that tested positive for West Nile virus. Read more...

Little things make a difference: Last Week in Social Media


Some highlights of what VUMC's Social Media team shared and saw over the past week. Read more...