April 6, 2017

Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen. Read more...

Heart transplant program reaches major milestone


Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country: reaching 1,000 heart transplantations. Read more...

"100 Great Hospitals in America" list includes VUMC


Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America." Read more...

Human Rights Campaign names VUMC a leader in equality


Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2017. Read more...

VUMC mourns loss of Transplant Center's Payne


Jerita Payne, MSN, ACNP, MMHC, director of Clinical Transplant Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), died March 22 after a brief illness. She was 54. Read more...

Former chair of Radiology A. Everette James dies


A. Everette James Jr., M.D., J.D., a renowned imaging expert, art collector and former chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has died. He was 78. Read more...

Molecular motors expert Spudich to deliver Discovery Lecture this afternoon


James Spudich, Ph.D., renowned for his studies of proteins that function as molecular motors, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 6. Read more...

Free head and neck cancer screening is tomorrow


A hoarse voice or persistent sore throat that lasts for weeks may seem like a mild nuisance, but those same symptoms could be early signs of head and neck cancer. Read more...