March 16, 2017

Mark Glazer, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named Executive Medical Director of the Center for Health Information Management (CHIM) at VUMC. Read more...

AlertVU test scheduled for today at 2:30 p.m.


Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system Thursday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community, such as a tornado forecasted to strike Vanderbilt or an active shooter on campus. Read more...

Video submissions sought for employee celebration event


As part of the enterprise-wide VUMC employee celebration event, staff and faculty are encouraged to get creative and develop a short (2-minute) video that reflects the difference that happens when a team comes together. Read more...

Tomorrow's Match Day begins at 11 a.m.; live streaming available


Students receive notice of their residency matches in this annual event. By Vanderbilt tradition, names are randomly selected by the Associate Dean for Students, and as each person receives the envelope, he or she places one dollar in a fishbowl. The last person called gets to keep all the money, as a reward for patience in the face of high anxiety. Read more...

Premature infants in NICU do better with touch: study


In a study conducted at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, researchers for the first time have quantified a reduction in electrical activity in the part of the brain that responds to light touch in premature infants in the NICU compared with infants born full-term. Read more...

Team's rapid response saves new mother following stroke


Quick actions saved a new mother from any disabilities after she suffered a postpartum stroke last week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more...

Two weeks remaining for free tax preparation help


VUMC employees with households earning $64,000 or less in 2016 can have their taxes filed for free with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. All VITA volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare basic tax returns. Read more...