December 4, 2014

Last fall, during a grim period for many of the nation's hospitals and by any measure a stressful time for VUMC, we did something few institutions would. We held a community survey. Not surprisingly, the responses were not "sweetness and light." While the survey did confirm that our people see and appreciate the tremendous value of their work, there was also concern expressed about our sense of direction. Read more...

Retirement plan updates make saving easier for VU employees


Vanderbilt is taking steps to streamline and simplify the administration of the 403(b) retirement plan beginning in April 2015. The updates come after the cross-institutional Retirement Plan Oversight Committee completed an extensive review of how the plan operates, how employees save, and new federal regulations for retirement plan sponsors. Read more...

Natural "high" could avoid chronic marijuana use, Vanderbilt study finds


Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests. Read more...

Deadline for registration for physician participation in "U.S. News" survey through Doximity is tomorrow


Physicians who register and are verified on Doximity before Dec. 5, 2014, are guaranteed an opportunity to participate if they are board certified in one of the surveyed specialties. Read more...

Possible delays on West End this afternoon, evening


An increased number of pedestrians are expected to be in the West End area because of a number of events scheduled Thursday afternoon and early evening. Traffic congestion and delays along West End Avenue are possible. Read more...

New billing system for telephones now in place


Vanderbilt IT recently changed the system for billing and managing telephones and telephone-related services. In early December, customers will receive their November bills, which were produced with this new system. Read more...