March 9, 2017

I am relieved that the recent mumps outbreak here at Vanderbilt impacted only a small number of our students, as larger outbreaks over the past year in locations around the U.S. have been a cause for concern. The notice reminded me of the importance of vaccination, and the vital role our Medical Center plays in public safety. And it caused me to think about how fragile that safety can be, and what we can do to assure it. Read more...

Osher Center offers multiple back pain treatment options


The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers most of the treatments in the new guidelines for back pain recently recommended by the American College of Physicians, but misconceptions about those treatments remain a barrier to care. Read more...

Compassion comes naturally for patient transporter Bruce Tyler


If you're a patient of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Lab on the first floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic, chances are you've encountered Bruce Tyler's gleaming bald head and reassuring smile. Read more...

Retroviruses expert Bieniasz to deliver Discovery Lecture this afternoon


His lecture, "Intrinsic Cellular Defenses against Retroviral Attack," will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. Read more...

Team Vanderbilt Spring Walk Fair is tomorrow


Support one of your favorite charities by walking, running or cycling this spring. Local organizations will have information on their events and giveaways. When you sign up at the walk fair you will receive your new team Vanderbilt T-shirt and a smoothie from Jamba Juice. Read more...

Saturday's "Brain Blast" a highlight of Brain Awareness Month


Research on Alzheimer's disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year's Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Read more...

Sleep specialist offers tips to deal with spring daylight saving time


Daylight saving time brings extra sunlight in the evenings, but many have a hard time adjusting to losing an hour of sleep.This year, daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 12. Read more...

March edition of Engage, the newsletter of the Faculty Senate, now available


The latest issue of the Faculty Senate newsletter is now online. This issue highlights the Senators Only Meeting held this month. There is important legislation coming before the faculty. Learn about the two motions that require your votes at the Spring Assembly Read more...