January 12, 2017

The project began with a question: among a list of 10 lifestyle behaviors, any of which a person can change immediately, which ones have the most impact on health? Here's the list, in random order: Strength exercise; Low-fat intake; Aerobic exercise; Adequate sleep; Seat belt use; Consumption of whole grain breads; Regular breakfast;Increased intake of fruits/vegetables; Avoidance of unhealthy snacks; Nonsmoking. What would you pick as the most helpful? Read more...

Vigil Volunteers program expanding to Medical ICU


The Vanderbilt Vigil Volunteers (V3) program, which pairs a volunteer with dying patients who either have no known family or friends, or whose family and friends are unable to be with them, is expanding into the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Read more...

Investigators apply game theory to study of genomic privacy


It comes down to privacy: biomedical research can't proceed without human genomic data sharing, and genomic data sharing can't proceed without some reasonable level of assurance that de-identified data from patients and other research participants will stay de-identified after they're released for research. Read more...

Nine Vanderbilt nurses honored by March of Dimes Tennessee


Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards. Read more...

Gordon to give MLK Day lecture, Jan. 16


David Gordon, M.D., dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in conjunction with the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt. Read more...

MLK Day kicks off with morning program, Jan. 16


On Monday, Jan.16, all faculty and staff are invited to gather from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the north lobby of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) Light Hall to reflect and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The event will feature Vanderbilt students and VUMC staff performances and include remarks and light refreshments. Read more...

Phone service to be temporarily unavailable Sunday, Jan. 15


Vanderbilt IT will upgrade the telephone system at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. During this time, the telephone system will be unavailable. Read more...