April 11, 2017

The Human Vaccines Project and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced this week that they joined forces with Illumina Inc. to decipher the human immunome, the genetic underpinnings of the immune system. Read more...

Training program reduces parents' use of spanking: study


Early interventions and discipline training programs for parents may help decrease the use of spanking as a discipline method, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Spanking, previous research has shown, has adverse outcomes such as childhood aggression, child abuse, violence and mental health problems. Several leading professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend discipline strategies other than spanking. Read more...

VUMC social workers make positive impact on patients, families


Whether it be helping families cope with the loss of a loved one, connecting homeless patients to community services or providing drug-addicted mothers with treatment options, social workers all work toward the common goal of facilitating positive change in the lives of patients and families. Read more...

Taylor Brumbelow's calm nature helps keep busy clinic rolling


Taylor Brumbelow has a gift for quickly putting people at ease. Whether it's his calm presence, easy smile, unfailing politeness or eagerness to help, Brumbelow has a way of making the people around him feel like everything's going to work out just fine. Read more...

From Vanderbilt Medicine: This is not a drill


At 2:20 a.m. on June 12, 2016, Michael Cheatham, M.D., asleep at home in Orlando, Florida, was awakened by a phone call. A colleague said, "There's been a mass casualty shooting event, and we need you here." Cheatham, board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and neurocritical care, was not on call that night, but he quickly began the 10-minute drive to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...