October 26, 2017

The Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, which was announced today, will be led by James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, and C. Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Read more...

EpicLeap launch signals start of bold new era


On Nov. 2, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will switch to a new computer system, called eStar, which will support the health system's electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Read more...

New EpicLeap video outlines what will happen during VUMC's transition to eStar


The EpicLeap team recently released a video designed to help prepare colleagues for VUMC's Go Live of eStar on Nov. 2. This video serves as a high-level overview of what will be happening during Go Live. Read more...

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patients treated with new FDA-approved CAR T therapy


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been selected as one of the few authorized treatment centers in the United States approved to administer the first FDA-approved chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy for treatment of adult patients with a specific type of lymphoma. Read more...

Vanderbilt's Sweatt, Tansey to deliver today's Discovery Lecture


How epigenetic regulation of gene transcription forms new memories and triggers cancerous growth is the subject of the next Vanderbilt Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Oct. 26. The lecture by David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of Pharmacology, and William Tansey, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Read more...

Children's Hospital expansion project reaches new milestone


The additional four floors will provide the necessary square footage to meet the future health care needs of children and families from Tennessee, the surrounding region and across the nation. Read more...

"VUMC Voice" 7-to-12-year-olds' Halloween art winners announced


The winner of the 7-to-12-year-old division in the "VUMC Voice" Halloween art contest is Elijah Osborne, 9, son of Jeremy Osborne of Medical Center Information Technology. Read more...

Final Farmers' Market of the year will be today, 2-5:30 p.m.


In addition to the usual vendors and activities, there will also be voting for the winners of the Health Plus Pumpkin Carving Competition. Read more...

VUMC Human Resources recognizes Disability Employment Awareness Month with panel discussion


In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, VUMC Human Resources hosted a panel discussion with community experts. Read more...

"My Southern Health": Answers about sinus pain


To just be pockets of air, sinuses certainly can cause serious discomfort. Here, Bobo Tanner, M.D., co-founder of the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program, answers questions about what causes sinus issues and how these conditions are treated. Read more...