July 12, 2016

Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. Read more...

Macdonald to step down as chair of Neurology


Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D., Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurological Education and professor and chair of Neurology since 2001, will be stepping down as chair of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University when his successor is recruited and joins the Vanderbilt faculty. Read more...

Robert "Bobby" Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89


Mr. Vantrease, who retired as the longest-serving employee at the Medical Center, served as director of VUMC's Medical Illustration department for 14 years as part of his astonishing longevity, which stretched from the presidencies of Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and saw VUMC grow from one building to its present complex of hospital, clinic and research structures. Read more...

Vanderbilt study shows people with Alzheimer's have lower ability to perceive pain


People with Alzheimer's disease don't perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer's disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily. Read more...

From My Southern Health: Hot cars in the summer--one mother's story


I learned on August 7, 2012, that ANY parent can accidentally leave a child in a car. That day, a Tuesday, began with my husband Aaron leaving for work while I finished feeding our sweet 5-month-old son, Joel, his morning bottle. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...