November 20, 2014

Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows. Read more...

Rodgers honored for service to VUSM, students


Hundreds of students gathered this week at a reception honoring Scott Rodgers, M.D., and his 10 years of service to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his role as associate dean for Medical Student Affairs, Rodgers served as the primary student advocate and was responsible for programs that served the needs of individual medical students. Read more...

Young girl's road to recovery paved at Children's Hospital


When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics. About a year ago, doctors were unsure if the 7-year-old would be able to walk again after a devastating car accident nearly took her life. Read more...

Tindle to direct Tobacco Research and Treatment


Vanderbilt has recruited Hilary Tindle, M.D., MPH, as director of Tobacco Research and Treatment. Tindle is a well-known tobacco researcher who contributed to the 2014 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report. Read more...

ECMO program celebrates 25 years of saving lives


For 25 years, patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, like 20-month-old Easton Cunningham, have been given a second chance at life when their lungs or heart, or sometimes both, have failed to perform. Easton, a rambunctious toddler who loves toy cars and balls, is one of 955 patients who have received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at Children's Hospital since November, 1989. 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...