January 17, 2017

Nearly 39,000 new cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of these cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the country. Read more...

Many options available to treat wide range of sleep disorders


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which people experience repetitive obstructions of their breathing multiple times per night. It is a common condition, and has been associated with many health problems including daytime tiredness, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Read more...

Morton to help lead blood disorders treatment efforts


Colleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as "benign hematology" because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer. Read more...

Discovery sheds new light on Angelman, Prader-Willi syndromes


A mutation associated with epilepsy and autism also is responsible for a "pale eye" trait in two rare genetic disorders, Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome, neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported this week. Read more...

Important information about your W-2 form


Human Resources reminds employees about how their W-2 form will be handled for 2016 due to the legal separation of the Medical Center from the university. You will receive one "Vanderbilt" W-2 form for 2016 as long as you remained a Vanderbilt University Medical Center employee following the legal separation and never left Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2016. Read more...

The enemy within


Mike Janowski was prepared to fight for his country. He had just graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Soon, he would find out the foe was in his body. Janowski, then 23, had just completed his first week of U.S. Army Ranger School, the kind of training that makes somebody hurt all over. But Janowski described his symptoms to one of his friends, a medic, and his response was immediate. "I think you have cancer," the medic said. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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