November 9, 2017

The move to eStar affects some 18,000 network application users at Vanderbilt, as well as patients who use the My Health at Vanderbilt web portal to review records and interact with the health care team. Read more...

Today's eStar news and update


VUMC leaders are committed to communicating the latest information throughout the Go-Live process. The latest "Go Live at a Glance" update is now available (VUnetID and Password required). Read more...

Medical Center Drive to be closed to through traffic for eight weeks beginning Nov. 11


The reason for this street closure is for the installation and construction of a three-story bridge that will connect the Medical Center East-North Tower and the sixth, seventh and eighth floors of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital. Read more...

Corps values: Jameson Norton discusses why veterans make great employees


In honor of Veterans Day, the Human Resources Diversity and Inclusion Council hosted Jameson Norton, CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, to discuss what makes veterans good candidates for employment at VUMC. Read more...

Amoxicillin alone better choice for pediatric pneumonia: study


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers reported this week that amoxicillin alone, rather than combined with azithromycin, is just as effective and a better choice as it relates to efforts to curb antibiotic resistance. Read more...

Research links heart function to brain's memory center


Research by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer's pathology first begins. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Life Questions with Shelia Gad


"I have a much stronger faith, having gone through what I've been through and seeing this plan that has come out of it." Read more...

Research into Policy and Practice Lecture with State Insurance Commissioner McPeak set for Tuesday, Nov. 14


The Department of Health Policy is sponsoring a lecture by Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak, J.D., at the bi-annual Research into Policy and Practice Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Read more...

"My Southern Health": When is a fever too high?


The first thing to know: Fevers are not dangerous. A fever, no matter how high, is not going to cause your child harm. Pediatricians pay attention to fevers because they signal when something is going on, usually an infection. But a fever itself is not dangerous. Read more...