July 19, 2011

Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved distinction as one of the nation's leading health care providers from U.S. News and World Report in the publication's annual rankings for "America's Best Hospitals." This year, VUMC garnered a best-ever No. 14 ranking on U.S. News' prestigious national "Honor Roll," the designation reserved for a select group of the nation's highest-performing health care providers. Read more...

Health Plus presents: The Practice of Tai Chi for Strength and Flexibility, Noon, Thursday, July 21


Lijun Ma, M.D., Ph.D., research associate professor of Pathology, will share his expertise on the subject of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese approach to achieving mind and body relaxation through balance, strength and flexibility. The presentation will be Thursday, July 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Medical Center East, room 8380A. Read more...

Keeping Up With Cancer: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Working to Fill Need for Future Oncologists


From the new issue of Momentum, the magazine of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center: The long-term forecast for the fight against cancer is indeed gloomy if a predicted shortage of oncologists comes to pass. The impending shortage, predicted recently by a study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), could result in a shortage of as many as 4,000 oncologists by 2020 Read more...