February 15, 2018

Construction on various areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is continuing at a rapid pace, with several projects now completed and others scheduled for completion in the coming months. Read more...

Children's Hospital to launch new website design tomorrow


The new site was built with mobile users in mind. More than half of visitors view the site on a mobile device. To that end, content has been streamlined with an emphasis on fewer pages and more scrolling. Read more...

Ohde remembered as consummate teacher, researcher


Ralph Ohde, PhD, professor emeritus of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, died Jan. 8. He was 73. Dr. Ohde taught speech science at Vanderbilt for more than 30 years, including graduate level courses in articulation disorders, phonology, phonetics, speech acoustics, speech perception and anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms. Read more...

Opioid use increases risk of serious infections: study


Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids. Read more...

Town hall on "Scholars in the Public Sphere" set for Feb. 20


A town hall hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss "Scholars in the Public Sphere" is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. Read more...

Love is all around on babies' first Valentine's Day


In recognition of Heart Month, VUMC's tiniest sweethearts celebrated Valentine's Day by creating a special gift for their loved ones. Babies in Vanderbilt's Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit had their feet painted and placed on a onesie in the shape of a heart. Read more...

Chinese New Year is tomorrow; Vanderbilt celebration is Feb. 18


There will be catered Chinese food, red envelopes, cultural trivia, karaoke, games, a Lion Dance performance from the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, and plentiful opportunities to meet new people. Read more...

VUMC choir member Shae Etter approaches life with a song


"VUMC Voice": The Center for Women's Health employee sings at weddings, retirement celebrations, church functions, funerals -- and now with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir. Read more...

Be prepared -- attend an upcoming Joint Commission Readiness Forum


Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are invited to attend upcoming Joint Commission Readiness Forums hosted by the Accreditation and Standards team. Forums will be held the third and fourth Fridays of each month until the survey. 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...