May 26, 2017

Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology and Physiology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, has been named chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Neurology. He will join the faculty on Sept. 1. Read more...

Address highlights VUMC Nursing's achievements


Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., revisited the successes of Vanderbilt Nursing over the last year and looked to the future in her 2017 State of Nursing address on May 25 in Light Hall. Read more...

Reminder: Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepts insurance


Vanderbilt Health OnCall (VHOC), the service that brings a house call from a dedicated team of Vanderbilt nurse practitioners to homes, workplaces or hotels, now accepts Aetna Vanderbilt insurance plans as well as other major payer/insurer plans. Read more...

Communications and more being discussed on IdeaShare


This is a new interactive tool to share and interact around as many ideas among as many people at VUMC as possible--think of it like a Facebook for VUMC idea sharing. Read more...

Mumps update for VUMC clinicians


Mumps cases are still sporadically being diagnosed throughout Middle Tennessee. Clinicians should consider some important aspects of mumps to ensure that VUMC providers identify any suspected cases and prevent spread of the mumps virus to others. Read more...

Memorial Day parking and shuttle plans outlined


Staff working on Memorial Day, May 29, should continue to park in assigned areas, with the exception of N Lot and Lot 127 parkers. Read more...

Research delves into mental states of self-transcendent experiences


The mental states on this continuum are mindfulness, flow (engagement in an interesting and challenging task), positive emotions (love, awe), peak experiences (rare events that bring about intense emotions) and mystical experiences (spiritual enlightenment, afterlife or near-death experiences.) Read more...