March 31, 2015

As Vanderbilt's retirement plan transition to the new streamlined structure nears its final stages, we want to remind you of several upcoming key dates and actions you should take to ensure your account is set up the way you want it to be. Read more...

Discovery Lecturer O'Rahilly to explore obesity, insulin resistance, Thursday, April 2


Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, M.D., an expert in metabolic and endocrine diseases, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 2. Read more...

Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar sought


Nominations for this year's Vanderbilt Prize Scholar are now being accepted. The deadline is April 24. Vanderbilt Prize Scholars are female graduate students in the biomedical sciences who are mentored by the winners of the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science. Read more...

Unintentional shootings are leading cause of firearm injuries in children; Children's Hospital offers prevention tips


Unintentional shootings are the leading cause of firearm-related injuries in children, while intentional assault was the biggest cause of such injuries in adolescents, according to a Vanderbilt study. The study underscores the importance of practicing gun safety to prevent a tragedy. Read more...

From "Hope": Child-sized care


A cuddly bear, a friendly smile, a ride in a play car, an ICEE drink, a special bracelet and soft, colorful pajamas are all items that one might find at a child's sleepover. But at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, those are present every day because hospitals don't have to be, and shouldn't be, scary for children. Read more...