Explore the Creative You in Visual Arts Classes at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Art Studios
There are lots of reasons to take an art class: it’s a proven stress reliever, builds self-esteem, offers a break from your usual routine, and puts your hands on actual materials and away from the key boards.
Sarratt Art Studios offers non-credit art classes to adults at Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt Medical Center and from the Nashville area. Many of our classes are designed for beginners and we love when other experienced artists join us as well. Tuition prices are affordable compared to other art programs and classes meet once a week through the semester.
Maybe you received a new digital SLR camera recently? Then our Digital Photography class is just the class for you. We will teach you in six weeks how to use your camera with the manual settings plus a little on how to use software to edit those photos. Or maybe you want your hands on some earthy materials like clay! Join our Human Figure in Clay class to create original work while learning the qualities of clay and creating a figure. Are you thinking about how to design your own jewelry? We have several different classes that will teach you techniques to create your own jewelry. Perhaps you’d appreciate some time to sit and draw or paint for a couple of hours a week, try our Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor class or Drawing Fundamentals class
Our noncredit art classes for ages 18 and older begin the week of January 23, 2017.
You can view the complete schedule of art classes and register online at
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Topic: Safe Pediatric Anesthesia Network for Africa (SPAN-A)
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Kynes
Topic: "Anesthesia for Patients w/ Endocrine Disease/ Neuromuscular Disease"
Presenter: Dr. Adam King
Location: 419 A-B Light Hall
Reading: Morgan and Mikhail pp. 727-758
Topic: "Professional Development - The ASA & The ABA / MOCA"
Presenters: Dr. Matthew McEvoy and Dr. Michael Pilla
Location: 419 C-D Light Hall
Topic: "Nerve Stim vs Ultrasound Guided Blocks"
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Harvey
Topic: "Multimodal Analgesia for the ASC Patient"
Presenter: Dr. Jenna Walters
Presenter: Dr. John Corey
Location: One Hundred Oaks, Room 26119
Topic: "Neuraxial Anesthesia A - Anatomy, Phsiol, Technique, Test Dose, LA Choice, maintenance, delivery anesthetic, spinal, CSE, PCEA"
Presenter: Dr. Holly Ende
Location: 4203 VUH
Reading: Chapter 12 pages 229-245, 247-252 Chapter 23 pages 457-48
Topic: "How to Consent for a Block- New Consult History & Physical Documentation Standards and Best Practices"
Location: 3015 VUH
Topic: "Project Presentations”
Presenters: Dr. Alexa Ron and Dr. Heather Tramel-Sharp
Location: 2301-A VUH
Kyle Balduf, Complex Care Team
Bedside Matters is a relatively new venture for VUMC. This is a forum that is intended to be for you, the front line workers, to help you deal with some of the difficult personal and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. We hope that it will lead to strengthened relationships between patients and care givers and that it will help to preserve the human connection in healthcare.
We meet in Light Hall, from 12-1. The meetings are scheduled monthly on the third Wednesday. Since we are meeting at this hour, feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. CME credits are available by signing up on the sign in sheets at the live event. CEU’s are available as well.
Bedside Matters is an outgrowth of the Schwartz Rounds, formerly held monthly in the Oncology Center. Drs. Malcolm Arnold and Barbara Murphy and social worker Cindy Tinker have for many years supported that effort, and are to be commended for it. They have graciously agreed that it could be renamed and repurposed so that all of VUMC might be able to participate in it. We have programs that include discussion of patients and situations arising from many areas of VUMC, including VUH, the clinics, and Children’s Hospital and the Psychiatric Hospital. If any of you have an interest in participating in the planning of future meetings please contact me, and we will be glad to include you.
What are we about here? We intend for these rounds to help focus our attention on the delivery of compassionate healthcare. Financial pressures and administrative demands mean that you have less time with patients, and the focus on timely treatment and shortened length of stay results in less time to discern the impact that illness can have on the patient and family. On top of that, many caregivers today are frustrated and anxious and under great pressure, with no structured outlet for expressing their feelings, or with little preparation for the difficult communication issues that are inevitably a part of patient care. These rounds offer a regularly scheduled time to discuss openly and honestly the social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients and families. In contrast to the typical rounds the focus here is on the human dimensions of medicine. You, as care-givers, have an opportunity to share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings on thought-provoking topics drawn from actual patient cases. As a result of participating in Bedside Matters we believe that caregivers will be better equipped to form meaningful, personal connections with patients and colleagues, and they will have greater insights into their own responses and feelings.
Usually a panel of 4 or 5 people each present an aspect of the case from their point of view. After the presentations by the panelists we will open it up to questions and comments from the audience. Please be respectful of the comments expressed by others. Be open-minded and fully present for the discussion. Be honest and express whatever is on your mind. Listen to where others are coming from and what they are saying. Be willing to hear an opinion that is different from your own. And finally, what is said in the room, stays in the room. Maintain a focus on improving your own performance and that of the organization and the work of your team.
Dr. Megan Simmons, Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, will address mental and emotional health in older adults. In this session you will learn about the epidemiology and clinical definitions of depression and anxiety disorders, the most common presentation of symptoms in older adults, and treatment options and resources available for older adults experiencing symptoms.
Speaker: Robert S. Grajewski, MBA, MPA
Evans Family Executive Director
Topic: The Wond'ry Overview
An Occupational Health Nurse available at the Green Hills Office Building from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, January 18, 2017 to provide Flu, Hep-B, MMR, TDAP, TB, and Varicella vaccines to Vanderbilt faculty and staff. They will also provide services to hospital volunteers, as well.
â€‹Celebrate good health this holiday season with the Health Plus Hold the Stuffing Challenge!
Here is how it works: Weigh in the week prior to Thanksgiving (November 9-23) and receive healthy holiday recipes and tips to help you celebrate good health. Return for a final weigh-in (January 4-18) to see your results.
Earn Rewards: If you maintain your weight (gain no more than 2 pounds), you will be entered into a prize drawing. 2 Grand Prize winners and 10 Runner-up Wellness Prize winners will be chosen. See what prizes you can win!
All participants returning for the final weigh-in will recieve a 2017 wellness calendar!
The Employee Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 3-5pm at the Student Life Center. We will be honoring staff with service of 20 years or more but all are welcome to attend and support your colleagues. https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/employee-appreciation/holiday-gift-giveaway.php
An Occupational Health Nurse will be available with the Late Night Cart from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, January 18, 2017 to provide Flu, Hep-B, MMR, TDAP, TB, and Varicella vaccines to Vanderbilt faculty and staff. They will also provide services to hospital volunteers, as well.
To page the nurse providing immunizations, please call 615-936-0027 during the hours of 6-10 p.m
Topic: "Popliteal Fossa Anatomy"
Presenter: Dr. Clifford Bowens
Location: 3108 MCE
Aaron Bowman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Neurology, Vanderbilt University
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, 4:10-5:10 p.m.
1220 MRB III Lecture Hall
Co-sponsor Vanderbilt Brain Institute
No registration is necessary.
For more information, contact (615) 322-8240.
Participate in programs to measure blood pressure, weight and body mass index. These numbers can be used on your yearly Compass Health Assessment and Wellness Actions Log for the Go for the Gold program. It’s a convenient way to track your changes.
A Vanderbilt ID badge is required for participation.
You can view your Know Your Numbers measurements, as well as your participation history in Health Plus activities, in the Health and Wellness Information Portal.
The Vanderbilt University-Lipscomb University Primary Care Progress board would like to invite you to an informal topic discussion coming up Wednesday, January 18th 6:30-8:00pm. This month, the pharmacy students will be presenting on common drug interactions to watch out for as a primary care provider. Join medical, nursing, and pharmacy students as we tackle this topic over dinner.
Burton Health Sciences Building, Room 117
1 University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37104
When: Wednesday, January 18th 6:30-8:00pm
How to Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/PCPJanMtg
Parking at Lipscomb after 5pm is open so you can park anywhere you can find a space!
If you have any questions, please feel to contact Elizabeth Berryman (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
The PCP Board (Brendan, Paul, Kate, Elizabeth, Liz, Saad, Chinonso, Josh)