January 5, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has long been recognized as a national leader in biomedical research. Nowhere is this more evident than in the school's Department of Medicine, which, during the 2016 federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, broke another record. Read more...

Nomination deadline for 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award is tomorrow


The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration. A committee of people from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the Medical Center will serve as judges for the award. Read more...

VICC provides "hearts to hold" to comfort cancer patients


Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer. Recently, VICC clinicians presented Finn and his mother with a little something to help ease the burden: a soft fabric heart for him to hold during visits to the hospital. Read more...

Emergency Medicine's Ian Jones thrives on variety


Last May, Ian Jones, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and executive medical director of Emergency Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, stopped in his tracks when news reports flashed about lava overflowing the crater lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. He knew he needed to get there, fast, with his camera. Read more...

Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams to speak Jan. 9


The new VUSN Dean's Diversity Lecture Series explores the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ideas and viewpoints in our world today. It seeks to equip students, faculty, staff and other community members with the knowledge and understanding needed to lead nursing forward in a global society. Read more...

Flexner Dean's Lecture, "Black Man in a White Coat," to be Monday, Jan. 9


The speaker will be Damon Tweedy, M.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Read more...