October 8, 2015

Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., started his annual State of the Medical Center Address by affirming that many who work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) feel "called to do so," often compelled by life-shaping experiences. He began his remarks by speaking about his own mother, who died of cancer in 1979. Read more...

More than 14,000 get vaccinated at yesterday's Flulapalooza


According to officials, 14,498 staff, faculty and students were vaccinated at this year's event, a Vanderbilt record. Staff and faculty who missed Flulapalooza still can get vaccinated. Read more...

Flu vaccine helps reduce hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia: study


More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more...

Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers


Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year's list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others. Read more...

VUMC outpatient pharmacy hours now expanded


The Medical Center East pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Vanderbilt Clinic pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read more...

American Red Cross blood drive today in Children's Hospital


An American Red Cross blood drive is being held today in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...