September 11, 2014

During presentations that were filled with messages about Vanderbilt University Medical Center's purpose, addressing the "why" rather than detailing facts and figures, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, led the audience at Wednesday's Fall Leadership Assembly through candid dialogue about VUMC's way forward. Read more...

Elevate town hall presentations debut Sept. 30


Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's leadership team will hold a series of town hall presentations that all faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The town halls are a component of the renewed focus on Elevate, a Medical Center cultural touchstone. Read more...

Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad


Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer. Read more...

VUSM a leader in efforts to improve LGBT health


Over the past five years there has been much progress in terms of the legal, social and cultural advancements surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Health care systems are now working to tackle the next item on the agenda, how to advance LGBT health, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is in the center of the discussion. Read more...

This week's VUCast: a trauma doctor's plan to stop bullying in schools


Vanderbilt's newscast also has stories on why your brain would be just as happy with small fries and a big salad, and Vandy students in an Instagram mashup. Read more...

Latest news from the VUMC Reporter is available online


The latest news from this week's VUMC Reporter is available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...