September 29, 2017

As Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Division of Dermatology transitions from a division within the Department of Medicine to become the Medical Center's newest clinical department, Mary-Margaret "Meg" Chren, M.D., professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, has been named to serve as the department's inaugural chair. Read more...

Jill Kilkelly named chief of Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology


Kilkelly said one of her goals as chief will be to balance growing clinical demands with the research and education missions of the division. Read more...

Expanded benefits offerings


In response to employee suggestions, several enhancements are being made to overall benefits options, including a new "Platinum" level benefit offered through the Go for the Gold program to offset the membership fees for the Vanderbilt University Recreation and Wellness Center, coverage for evidence-based therapies offered through the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine to help employees better manage back pain and insomnia, and a three-year approval for PTO rollover to the sick bank. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Confessions of a Flulapalooza volunteer


Well-developed biceps. Interesting tattoos. Friends I haven't seen lately. The best question: "Where do I go to get naked?" The mass vaccination event is a Vanderbilt tradition, and reporter Jill Clendening wanted to do her part. From "VUMC Voice," the online magazine for the Medical Center community. Read more...

21st Avenue lanes blocked by crane tonight and tomorrow


From Friday Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., until Saturday Sept. 30 at 6 p.m., a crane will be set up at the Medical Arts building drop off. This will block the two Southbound lanes of 21st Avenue South from the crosswalk at Medical Center Drive, to the east entrance of the Medical Center East parking garage. Read more...