December 11, 2014

Twenty-one years ago while seated at a small group gathering at the home of University of Virginia Medical School's dean for student affairs, Amy Fleming, M.D., saw her future. Read more...

Terhune to direct General Surgery residency program


The General Surgery residency program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine is getting a new program director, but it won't be a new face. Kyla Terhune, M.D., associate professor of Surgery, is taking over the residency program, which is one of the largest on campus. She replaces John Tarpley, M.D., who has served in that role for nearly two decades. Read more...

Study finds few meet criteria for healthy cardiovascular lifestyle


When it comes to taking care of our hearts, there is a big divide between what we should do and what we actually do, a new multi-institution study reports. Read more...

VUMC's Swoosh takes home "Top Dog" pet therapy award


A tiny Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteer has received a giant award from a national organization. Swoosh, a 7-year-old toy Pomeranian, and his owner Michelle Thompson of Franklin, Tennessee, received the Animal Medical Center's Top Dog award in New York City on Tuesday. Read more...

This week's VUCast: eels, hummingbirds and more


Watch how some shocking predators lure their prey; learn how a supercomputer uncovered a hummingbird mystery; and see Vanderbilt's national baseball champs celebrate the holidays. Read more...