October 15, 2018

After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has decided to retire from her leadership positions on July 1, 2019. Miller will be succeeded in these roles by Donald Brady, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Continuing Professional Development, and VUMC's Senior Vice President for Educational Affairs. Read more...

Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, dies


Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12. Read more...

Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine


Bradley Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Read more...

Vanderbilt awards pilot grants to advance community health improvement


Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Community Health Improvement Team has announced five recipients of a new pilot grant program to support innovative health improvement projects in Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties. Read more...

Cancer Center investigators awarded Komen grants


Four Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Read more...

Community-driven health efforts saving lives in Lwala


Eleven years after two Vanderbilt University medical students established a health care organization in an impoverished area of Kenya, the death rate for children under 5 years old has been cut in half, according to researchers from Kenya and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). Read more...

Pediatrician honored with state historical marker for saving children


Robert Sanders, MD, and his wife Patricia were tireless advocates for a law to require the use of safety seats for children. Tennessee passed the law in 1977, child deaths dropped by half, and within a few years every state had a similar law. Read more...

Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits begins tomorrow


Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits begins tomorrow at 8 a.m. Open Enrollment is a good time to review your benefit plans to make sure they meet the needs of you and your family. Read more...

Hidden VUMC Figures event set for Oct. 29


The second annual "Hidden VUMC Figures" event honors employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind-the-scenes. Read more...

Watson named to "40 Under 40" in health care philanthropy


Jenna Watson, a development officer with Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Development, has been named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's (AHP) 2018 class of the organization's "40 Under 40." Read more...

"Vanderbilt Medicine": Happy, healthy, whole


At a 20-week ultrasound Lindsey and Jeremy Walley were excited to learn the gender of their first-born child. Their elation that it was a girl was met by a sudden quiet and serious look from the ultrasound technician, who then whisked them to another room for a meeting with their obstetrician-gynecologist. The couple knew something must be wrong. Read more...

VUMC in the news


A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Read more...