June 28, 2016

President Barack Obama has nominated Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and associate professor of Medicine, to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Read more...

Malignant hyperthermia: rare but potentially serious problem for surgical patients


John and Valerie Longoria breathed a sigh of relief when the team lead by John C. Pope IV, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, told them a minor procedure on their 8-month-old son Maverick had been successful, and they could soon take their son home to Oak Grove, Kentucky. But then, things quickly changed. Read more...

Study finds higher rates of psychological distress and impaired physical health among LGBT populations


In one of the largest, most representative health surveys conducted to date, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults reported substantially higher rates of severe psychological distress, heavy drinking and smoking, and impaired physical health than did heterosexuals. Read more...

Baby+Company celebrates 100th delivery milestone


Margaret Buxton, DNP, CNM, clinical director of the Nashville Baby+Company, could not have planned it any better if she tried. After nine months, Nashville's only freestanding birthing center delivered its 100th baby on Mother's Day. Read more...

From "Hope": Play with a purpose


Armed with a strong background in child development and family systems, Child Life specialists promote effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families and educate them about the needs of a child experiencing a hospital environment that can be long, stressful and often painful. Read more...

VUMC in the News


A roundup of a few recent positive stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...