May 16, 2017

Famous Dave's is providing the food, and a DJ from FADDS Entertainment is providing the tunes. Prove how low you can go during a limbo contest or try to out-hula your colleagues in a hula hoop contest. You can also channel your inner rock star and compete for prizes in an air guitar contest. Read more...

Cybersecurity Alert--How to protect your computer against ransomware attack


A REPOST OF YESTERDAY'S ALERT: Last Friday, a global "ransomware" cyberattack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the U.S. The cyberattack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Read more...

Top cancer researchers reveal latest findings at VICC science retreat


Ordinary cells can be transformed into cancer cells through epigenetics-- changes to DNA that turn genes on or off. Those gene changes can protect cells or make them vulnerable to disease processes including cancer. Read more...

Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women increasing


Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country's increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states including Tennessee and West Virginia. Read more...

Richmond to speak at national VA research conference on cancer immunotherapy tomorrow


Vanderbilt University cancer researcher Ann Richmond, Ph.D., 2016 recipient of one of the highest honors for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be a keynote speaker during a national VA research conference May 17 and 18 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read more...

Five Pillar Leader, Credo and Elevate Team award nominations sought


Nominations are being accepted for the next Five Pillar Leader Award, the Credo Award, and the Elevate Team Award. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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