October 19, 2017

On Monday, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs held the inaugural "Hidden VUMC Figures" event, a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term, often behind-the-scenes, contributions to the Medical Center. Read more...

Center for Addiction Research science day shines light on addiction's power


Fatal drug overdoses in Davidson County more than doubled in the past four years and now exceed the death rates for homicides and motor vehicle accidents, yet few people with addiction can obtain the treatment they need, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Tuesday. Read more...

Dolly's Children's Hospital visit highlights strong ties


To celebrate the release of her first children's album, "I Believe in You," legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and performed songs from the album for patients, their families and hospital staff. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Remembering the day Johnny Cash came to VUMC


The support and close relationship of Nashville musicians with VUMC was demonstrated again by Dolly Parton's visit a few days ago. This story recalls a visit more than 30 years ago by another musical legend. Read more...

Vanderbilt's liver transplant program reaches new milestone


Earlier this month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast. Read more...

Open Enrollment ends tomorrow


Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 20. While Open Enrollment is passive this year--meaning the benefits you elected in 2017 will automatically roll over to 2018--it's a good idea to take this time to review your elections and make any necessary changes. Read more...

Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms


Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard VUMC patients from health care-associated infections. The robots will be deployed in selected inpatient areas, starting this month with the burn unit at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital. Read more...

"VUMC Voice" Halloween children's art contest deadline is noon Monday


"VUMC Voice," the new online magazine for the Medical Center community, is looking for Halloween art from the children and grandchildren of employees, students and volunteers. Read more...

Farmers' Market on plaza today


In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market also offers fresh flowers, meat, cheese, milk and bread. Read more...