May 4, 2017

Luke Gregory, Chief Executive Officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, will serve as honorary co-chair for the 2017 Iroquois Steeplechase. Read more...

Awards honor contributions, skills of VUMC research staff


Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored last week for research excellence during the 13th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon at the University Club. Read more...

Nobel laureate and memory expert Kandel to deliver Discovery Lecture this afternoon


Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D., renowned for his studies of learning and memory, will give the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, May 4. Read more...

Mitch Edgeworth: Engaged employees deliver better care


This is the third in a series of Q&A interviews with some of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's leaders to talk about why all staff members should take the VUMC Culture Survey: Pulse Edition, which is May 1-22, to help us build a stronger and better VUMC. Read more...

Medical Center Drive lanes to be closed eight months for construction


The reason for this work is for the renovation of the eighth floor of Medical Center East, and a new three-level bridge connecting Medical Center East and Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital on the sixth, seventh, and eighth floors. Read more...

Protocol shortens hospital stays for back surgery patients


Patients undergoing lower back surgeries had shorter hospital stays and fewer complications after a team at the Vanderbilt Spine Institute identified best practices for perioperative care and implemented them under a standardized protocol. Read more...

VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter


Alarms are the often the jarring, yet necessary soundtrack of hospitals. But too many conflicting sounds could lead to problems for patients and staff in critical situations. Vanderbilt University Medical Center anesthesiologist and intensive care physician Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with students in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to come up with innovative ways to inform staff of their patient's varying emergency levels without creating too large a sensory distraction. Read more...