February 2, 2017

In 2016, the program performed a record number of adult heart transplants at 77. The overall program, which includes pediatric cases, saw a record 92 transplantations in 2016. Read more...

"Bridge" initiative helps providers track patient care quality measures


Improvements in how patients' preventive health care needs are identified, documented and tracked are being implemented at Vanderbilt University Medical Center through an initiative called Bridge, the aim of which is to increase the ability of both VUMC and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to deliver care in a more cohesive manner rather than as a series of individual encounters. Read more...

Rolando named director of Occupational Health


Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, assistant medical director of the Occupational Health Clinic and assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The appointment begins May 5, following a transition period as the current director, Melanie Swift, M.D., leaves for a new position at the Mayo Clinic. Read more...

Hasty named to new VUSM Basic Sciences role


Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read more...

Access to 21st Avenue South from Medical Center Drive restricted tomorrow


All Medical Center Drive traffic will be directed south towards Pierce Avenue. VUPD will be at key locations on Medical Center Drive to assist with directions and maintain traffic flow. Read more...

Study finds smaller insurers earning profits in new market


Smaller and more focused insurers are earning profits in the new market and are "aggressively entering new geographic areas," the authors reported. Read more...

Gene mutation discovery may hold autism clues: study


Researchers at Vanderbilt have identified what may be a genetic "smoking gun" for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): a mutation in the gene for a critical neuronal protein. Read more...

Got questions about your W-2? Book a session today


You may have some questions about this important tax form, which contains information about your income, taxes withheld from your paychecks and some benefits that you will need to complete your 2016 income tax returns. Read more...