February 9, 2017

The Growing to New Heights Campaign, an ambitious fundraising effort launched in October 2014, has garnered generous support from numerous donors and organizations, enabling the hospital to meet its fundraising goal under the anticipated time frame. Read more...

Study shows presence of any calcified plaque significantly raises risk of heart disease for people under age 50


A major report led by Vanderbilt investigators found that the mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 was strongly associated with increased risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease over the ensuing decade. Read more...

Centennial Sportsplex to offer discounted memberships for VUMC employees


Your membership gives you access to the Sportsplex's fitness center, two indoor pools and two ice rinks as well as discounts to outdoor tennis courts. Read more...

Program aims to help patients thrive following ICU stay


The phrase "working twice as hard for half as much" is one that sadly rings true for many patients who have had significant stays in an intensive care unit (ICU). Surviving a lengthy critical care experience can result in depression, weakness, fatigue and other cognitive and physical deficiencies. Read more...

VUMC testing device to reduce stroke risk in arrhythmia patients


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the first in the state to enroll patients in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of the newest implantable device used to reduce stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, the most common form of arrhythmia. Read more...

Team isolates new antibodies that may aid RSV vaccine design


Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have taken another step toward developing a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, the major cause of life-threatening pneumonia in infants worldwide. Read more...