October 17, 2017

Vanderbilt University's Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., professor of Health Policy and chair of the department, and Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and Vice President for Personalized Medicine, are among 70 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Read more...

Recruitment push helps strengthen nursing workforce


From the beginning of a major nurse recruitment campaign in March through the end of September, VUMC had hired 400 experienced registered nurses. The nurses have an average of 7.5 years of experience. Read more...

Mindfulness experts call for more scientific rigor, less hype


David Vago, Ph.D., is one of the principal authors of a "Mind the Hype" article in "Perspectives on Psychological Science" that calls for more scientific evaluation, circumspect reporting and uniform treatment standards for mindfulness and meditation. Read more...

Disability Employment Awareness event is tomorrow


A panel of experts, moderated by Jim Kendall, VUMC manager of Work/Life Connections, will discuss disability employment. Read more...

Reminder: Open Enrollment going on now through Oct. 20


Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits is going on now. You have until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 20 to make your benefit elections in My VUMC Benefits. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Taming the toxic garage


The Tennessee Poison Center warns homeowners that the garage can be a resting place for many toxins, chemicals and potential hazards. Read more...

"My Southern Health": Sleep apnea: what you need to know


Feeling tired during the day? Excessively tired, even after a night's sleep? That and loud snoring at night could be signs of a bigger problem. Read more...

"Vanderbilt Medicine": Childhood illness inspires sisters' pursuit of medicine


Identical twins Shelby and Sydney Payne, VUSM 2019 and 2020, respectively, use the word "adventure" and its derivatives a lot in conversation. It's fitting because their lives have been full of it. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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