January 8, 2015

Kathie Krause, MSN, R.N., has been named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Krause, who began her nursing career at Vanderbilt in 1984, will return in her new role this month. Read more...

Cotton recalled as devoted teacher, mentor, scientist


Robert B. Cotton Jr., M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and former longtime director of the Division of Neonatology, died Friday, Jan. 2. He was 74. Dr. Cotton led a distinguished career at Vanderbilt where for more than four decades he served as a devoted leader, mentor and scientist, laying the foundation for groundbreaking research in infant prematurity. Read more...

Integrin discovery may lead to better lung treatments


Vanderbilt University researchers have made an important advance in understanding lung development, which one day could lead to improvements in treating lung disease in premature infants and adults. Read more...

Clothes Closet needs donations of jackets, coats, other items


Clean items in good condition are needed for patients. Donations are accepted at guest service/information desks in VUH and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

This week's VUCast reports on fighting malaria, Swoosh the therapy dog, and more


The first VUCast of the year includes a powerful story on a chemistry research team creating a device to dramatically improve malaria stick tests,adorable puppy video after a little dog gets awarded for helping young patients at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and music from the Vanderbilt Melodores. Read more...