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Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2213 Garland Avenue
MRB IV 7435
Nashville, TN 37232

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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt had a vision of a place that would “contribute to strengthening the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country” when he gave a million dollars to create a university in 1873. Today, that vision has been realized in Vanderbilt, an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tennessee, with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting edge research, liberal arts and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex problems affecting our health, culture and society.

Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the best and brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Vanderbilt alumni can be found in Congress, on the judicial bench, heading corporations, conducting innovative medical research, writing for and appearing on the stage and screen, and playing in the NFL.

An independent, privately supported university, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer based in the state.

 

 

2009/2010 Enrollment:

  • Undergraduate: 6,879
  • Graduate and professional: 5,842
  • TOTAL: 12,721
  • Men: 48%
  • Women: 52%
  • Total Minority: 25%

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medical Center research

  • Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty members have been named Nobel Laureates: Earl Sutherland Jr. in 1971 for his discovery of the metabolic regulating compound "cyclic AMP" and Stanley Cohen in 1986 for his discovery with a colleague of epidermal growth factor.
  • The VUMC research enterprise has seen extraordinary growth in recent years. For the period 2000-2004, the compound annual growth rate in NIH grant awards was 20.4%-the fastest growth of all U.S academic medical centers. The school of medicine ranked 15th overall (out of 123 medical schools) in NIH funding in 2004, up from a ranking in the mid-20s in the late 1990s.
  • Eight VUMC programs ranked in the top 10 in NIH funding for 2004- Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Cell and Developmental Biology/Cancer Biology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Radiology.

RESEARCH INFORMATION
(year ending 6/30/05)

Total research expenditures: $ 364.6 million
Sponsored research project awards: $444 million
Ranked 24th in federal research and development funding among U.S. colleges and universities based on fiscal year 2003.


PATIENT CARE INFORMATION
(year ending 6/30/05)

  • Licensed hospital beds: 832
  • Hospital admissions: 42,611
  • Hospital patient days: 238,266
  • Clinic outpatient days: 940,018
  • Emergency room visits: 82,051

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and the education of health care professionals. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South

Each year, over 300,000 people choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because our faculty and staff are dedicated to making patients as comfortable as possible. Our mission- responding to today's and tomorrow's health care needs in a warm and caring environment- is carried out on a campus which has experienced tremendous physical growth in the last few decades. The major components of the Medical Center are:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and the education of health care professionals. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South

Each year, over 300,000 people choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because our faculty and staff are dedicated to making patients as comfortable as possible. Our mission- responding to today's and tomorrow's health care needs in a warm and caring environment- is carried out on a campus which has experienced tremendous physical growth in the last few decades. The major components of the Medical Center are:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and the education of health care professionals. Its reputation for excellence in each of these areas has made Vanderbilt a major patient referral center for the Mid-South

Each year, over 300,000 people choose Vanderbilt for their health care needs not only because of its excellence in medical science, but also because our faculty and staff are dedicated to making patients as comfortable as possible. Our mission- responding to today's and tomorrow's health care needs in a warm and caring environment- is carried out on a campus which has experienced tremendous physical growth in the last few decades. The major components of the Medical Center are:

Vanderbilt University Hospital

Vanderbilt University HospitalA twin-towered, 836 bed structure, the Hospital is supported by the most up-to-date systems and technology. Designed to provide each patient with an outside view, each floor of the towers holds a nursing core so that no room is far from the nursing station. A philosophy of patient-centered care insures continuity in the patient-nurse relationship.

Vanderbilt University Hospital, supported by respected, research-based medical and nursing schools, delivers both routine inpatient care and highly specialized medical treatment and surgical procedures. The Hospital is also home to the region's only Level I Trauma Center and most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at VanderbiltDesigned around children, the new Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is truly one of a kind and offers family-centered healthcare. The $172 million facility opened in February 2004. It has 8 floors and 616,785 square feet. The new hospital has 222 inpatients beds, including 36 intensive care beds, 62 neonatal intensive care beds, 25 emergency department beds, and 12 operating rooms. Construction is underway on an 11 story Outpatient Center.

The clinics that are currently housed in Medical Center East, 5th floor, will eventually move into this structure. Children's Hospital Outpatient Center has a Primary Care Clinic and a Pediatric Acute Care Walk-in Clinic. Specialty Clinics include Adolescents, Cardiology, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology, Hemophilia, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Referral, Rheumatology, Spina Bifida and Surgery.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is Tennessee's only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute and one of only 41 nationwide. This designation, the highest ranking awarded to cancer centers by the world's foremost authority on cancer, recognizes research excellence in cancer causes, development, treatment and prevention, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community education and outreach. In addition to providing the most sophisticated cancer care available and more than 150 of the most promising therapies still under investigation, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers the region's only Family Cancer Risk Service, its first comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Center, its most complete Pain and Symptom Management Program and its only Cancer Information Program staffed by a master's-trained oncology nurse and linked to the National Cancer Institute. VICC offers its clinical trials in hometowns throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia through its Affiliate Network of more than a dozen hospitals.

The Vanderbilt Clinic

The Vanderbilt Clinic comprises more than 95 outpatient specialty practices in several campus locations, including The Vanderbilt Clinic building, Medical Arts building and the Village at Vanderbilt. It offers the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment services for patients in a friendly environment.

A covered pedestrian walkway provides easy access to The Vanderbilt Clinic building from the parking garage. Patient escorts are ready to assist with wheelchairs and directions at patient drop-off areas. Information booths are staffed in the lobbies of each level to provide appointment and registration information. Waiting areas and a cafeteria are available for the convenience of patients and visitors. An on-campus McDonald's Restaurant is located on the hospital's plaza/mezzanine level.

Medical Center North

The original hospital, built in 1925, is now a major part of Medical Center North which has been renovated and expanded to house much of the Medical Center's academic and research space.

Medical Center East

Medical Center EastThe newly expanded Medical Center East houses Pediatric Surgery, Post-Partum and Ophthalmology areas, and in late 1995 the Children's Hospital Outpatient Center. As additional floors are completed, more patient care services will move into Medical Center East.


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is devoted to comprehensive patient care, education and research in the field of communication disorders and diseases as well as ailments of the ear, nose and throat, and head and neck. Its programs are highly regarded nationally; U.S. News & World Report's 2000 survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools," listed Vanderbilt's special training in audiology tied for second best among 118 other programs, and speech-pathology tied for eighth out of 225 other institutions. The Department of Otolaryngology placed eleventh in this year's rankings of hospitals and medical specialties. New additions to the building include the Vanderbilt-Eskind Diabetes Center, the Vanderbilt-Page Campbell Heart Institute, and the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinic.

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Stallworth Rehabilitation HospitalVSRH provides complete inpatient and outpatient services for pediatric and adult patients with neurological and orthopaedic injuries or disabilities, degenerative conditions and certain chronic ailments. It also hosts the Vanderbilt Center for Multiple Sclerosis, the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce gymnasium and elements of the Junior League Center for Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities of Children. The Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture with HealthSouth.


The Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Vanderbilt Psychiatric HospitalThis facility provides inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services to children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. Services include 24-hour crisis assessment and a year-round accredited school for children and adolescents.

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This page was last updated July 5, 2011 and is maintained by Maureen Gannon