Win Prizes with Know Your Numbers, May 18 - 22, in celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day
Join Vanderbilt in celebrating National Employee Health & Fitness Day with Know Your Numbers. Health Plus will offer Know Your Numbers stations across campus to check blood pressure and BMI.
Participants will have a chance to win great prizes including: Grand Prize: FitBit Flex Activity Tracker, chance to win 1 of 5 Dick's Sporting Goods gift cards and Each location will offer various small prizes while they last!
Know Your Numbers Location Schedule:
May 18: 7–10 a.m., One Hundred Oaks, Room 26119
May 19: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Theatre
May 20: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Eskind Biomedical Library, Outside, Medical Center Plaza
May 21: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. University Library, Lobby
May 21: 3–5 p.m. Peabody Library, Room 202
May 22: 7–10 a.m. Preston Research Building, Lobby
All Week (May 18-22): 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Health Plus, VRWC, Suite 127 and Occupational Health Clinic, Medial Arts Building, Suite 640
William Robert Hand, MD
"Goal Directed Therapy in Head and Neck Free Tissue Transfer"
214 Light Hall
Topic: "Post Cesarean Analgesia"
Presenter: Dr. John Downing
Location: 4203 VUH
Reading: Chapter 28
This 45-minute class is designed to improve muscle strength and endurance using the water’s resistance and various types of equipment. Non-swimmers are welcome. This class is joint friendly. (all levels)
April 13- May 22, 2015
The Eskind Biomedical Library is proud to host "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons," a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. This exhibit celebrates the history of black surgeons and black medical institutions, as well as current and future trailblazers in the field.
As part of the exhibit, the EBL will be featuring black surgeons who have trained or practiced at Vanderbilt, including surgical technicians whose contributions have been overlooked. These men and women include Vivien Thomas, Andrew Manlove, Levi Watkins, Jr., Steve Stain, Christina Bailey Edwards, Keith Gray, Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., Willie V. Melvin, III, and John H. Stewart, IV. Many of these pioneers and surgeons have already made their mark on history as technical innovators or chairs of surgery departments around the country. Others are innovators in their field and look forward to continuing long and productive academic careers.
The EBL is also proud to include images and artifacts on loan from the archives of Meharry Medical College, which was founded in 1876. The home of one of the nation's oldest and largest historically black medical schools, Meharry is also featured heavily in the NLM's traveling exhibit.
A fun-filled, joint-friendly aerobic and strength workout in the pool. Non-swimmers are welcome!
The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus will present "Vandy Cooks: Heart Healthy on a Budget" featuring Sarah Kraynak, a registered dietitian and nutrition manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the VRWC demonstration kitchen.
Join Kraynak as she prepares budget-friendly, heart-healthy, simple and delicious recipes. Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Second Harvest.
Kraynak graduated from Auburn University with a degree in psychology and later completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her experience working with inner city youth during AmeriCorps inspired her to combine her passions of community and nutrition. Today, she works with children, youth and adults who struggle with food insecurity. She works closely with Second Harvest agencies and clients doing nutrition education and recipe demonstrations and is implementing a grocery store tour program this summer.
The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center demonstration kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt. The demonstration kitchen is located on the first floor of the VRWC.
Contact: Marilyn Holmes, (615) 343-2638 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat is Friday, May 22, 2015 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Theater and Wadlington Conference Room. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the retreat,
The keynote speaker is Peter Hotez, MD, PhD., Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Founding Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, & Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
"Towards Quantitative Measurements of Tissue Microstructure Using Temporal Diffusion Spectroscopy"
Hua Li, Physics (Professor John C. Gore, Chair of the Ph.D. Committee)
Beginner Yoga paced yoga class with a focus on building strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. Students will learn healthy and healing body alignment in and through yoga poses—breaking poses down so that new or refreshing students can understand how classical yoga postures work and how to implement them in a home practice. Students learn breath awareness and the therapeutic benefits of synching movement with breath. Appropriate for individuals interested in a traditional yoga class, including first time students. Instructors are able to show modifications for each pose and for general health concerns.
Beginner paced yoga class with a focus on building strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. Students will learn healthy and healing body alignment in and through yoga poses -- breaking poses down so that new or refreshing students can understand how classical yoga postures work and how to implement them in a home practice. Students learn breath awareness and the therapeutic benefits of synching movement with breath. Appropriate for individuals interested in a traditional yoga class, including first time students. Instructors are able to show modifications for each pose and for general health concerns. Take this if you have heart disease, pulmonary disease, chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, diabetes or a movement disorder.