Minds on Trial

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

If a man breaks into a house, dresses himself in the homeowner’s clothes, eats food from the pantry and refuses to leave when he’s discovered because he believes he rightfully owns the house, should he be held as criminally accountable … Continued

Leading the Way

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The 20 residents in the Department of Neurosurgery are in good hands, under the guidance of residency program director, Lola Chambless, MD’05, HS’12, associate professor of Neurosurgery. In 2012, Chambless became the first female faculty member in the department and … Continued

Broken

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

David Covington didn’t want to leave behind his hometown of Iowa City to move to Nashville, but when his wife, Natalie, wanted to follow her PhD adviser to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and continue her education in Tennessee, Covington … Continued

Success Built on Trust

From the Winter 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

As of Dec. 5, 2018, the VUMC Street Psychiatry team had encountered 151 unique individuals experiencing homelessness during 19 weeks at 15 different sites. Within that population, 89 patients reported being unvaccinated against hepatitis A, while 63 patients reported having … Continued