January 24, 2017

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma has verified Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as a Level I pediatric trauma center, recognizing the hospital's commitment to provide the highest level of care for injured pediatric patients. Read more...

Dubree announces Magnet visit to VUMC will be April 24-28


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will bring a team of appraisers to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from April 24 to 28 as part of the Magnet Third Designation process, Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, executive chief nursing officer, announced today. Read more...

Casagrande recalled as neuroscience pillar, supportive mentor


Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) noted for her many contributions to the visual sciences, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Jan. 21. She was 74. Read more...

Former Bariatric Surgery director Clements dies at 50


Ronald Clements, M.D., professor of Surgery and the past director of Bariatric Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), died Jan. 19 at home surrounded by his family. Read more...

VICC joins cancer genomic data sharing initiative


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined an international consortium of leading cancer centers to share genomic data from patients in an effort to accelerate the pace of cancer research and improve precision medicine. Read more...

Apply for U.S. passport at tomorrow's Passport Fair


Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service will offer passport services Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. in The Commons Center, Room 235. Read more...

From Momentum: Stories of Survival


El Camino de Santiago is a collection of routes throughout Europe that pilgrims have been walking for centuries. All the trails lead to the 800-year-old cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, which holds the remains of the apostle, Saint James. In 2012, I completed the first 200 miles of El Camino de Santiago's 500-mile French Trail, or the Camino, as it's referred to by pilgrims on the path. In search of one last solo adventure before my husband and I took the leap into parenthood, the Camino gave me one of my most treasured chapters that I longed to return and complete. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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