April 19, 2018

The Trot has not only served as an essential fundraiser over the last 10 years, allowing Shade Tree to continue providing high-value care and free medications for uninsured citizens, but it has also been a unique bridge between Vanderbilt and the greater Nashville community. Read more...

New labeling system speeds clinical lab turnaround times


Vanderbilt University Medical Center's clinical laboratories implemented a new labeling method for inpatient specimens last November, and median turnaround times for automated tests have decreased between 39 and 73 percent. Read more...

MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study


The application of MRI measures in patients living with multiple sclerosis could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness of drug treatment and physical therapy in slowing or stopping the progression of this chronic and often debilitating disease. Read more...

VUMC to conduct prescription drug takeback on April 27


Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides a safe place to dispose of opioids all year using Medsafe collection boxes located in pharmacies at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Medical Center East, The Vanderbilt Clinic and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read more...

Latest "Survey Sparks" newsletters now available


As part of the communication plan to engage and prepare staff for VUMC's upcoming Joint Commission survey, the newsletter "Survey Sparks" will be distributed throughout the organization on a twice-weekly basis. Read more...

"Tools of the Trade": Micropipette's accuracy is beautiful for medical researcher Jun Qian


Every line of work has tools that make the work possible. For this continuing series of stories in "VUMC Voice," we ask some Medical Center employees about what their favorite tool is, and why. In this second installment in the series, researcher Jun Qian explains the sublime beauty of the micropipette. Read more...

Stories from this week's VUMC Reporter are available now


This week's edition of the VUMC Reporter is now available at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter. Read more...