July 26, 2017

Nashville is the largest city in the path of the eclipse, and specialists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to ensure that eclipse watchers keep an eye on safety while viewing the astronomical event. Read more...

Physicians' well-being task force distributes two-question survey


The Vanderbilt Task Force for Empowerment and Well-Being, a group formed earlier this year to investigate and implement ways to prevent burnout among physicians, will be using an online tool to gather information in the next few weeks to help it with its work. Read more...

Emergency Medicine's Wrenn leaves legacy of learning


Keith Wrenn, M.D., who for 25 years has been a leader in Vanderbilt's Department of Emergency Medicine serving as its first and only residency director, is stepping down. Read more...

VUMC settles longstanding lawsuit


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has agreed to settle a longstanding lawsuit, filed under the False Claims Act, accusing VUMC of submitting false or fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid from 2003-2011. Read more...

Clinical trial to test Singulair to treat bladder pain syndrome


The randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial will follow the bladder symptoms of women with IC/BPS, a syndrome that presents with pelvic and urinary symptoms such as frequency or urgency. Read more...

From Momentum: The right move


"He looked at me and said 'you have cholangiocarcinoma' and I said 'spell that for me, please,'" Wolfe said. The doctor not only spelled it, but also wrote it out. He then carefully explained, step-by-step, what lay ahead. She learned she had a rare cancer that had started in the bile duct of her liver. Read more...

VUMC in the news


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