VUSM Class of 2019

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

For the 91 members of the 140th class at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the first day of medical school began on July 15. The admissions team led by Alice Coogan, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., admitted that each year … Continued

VUSM student earns HIV/AIDS fellowship

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Ishan Asokan has been selected as an inaugural member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Fellowship for students addressing HIV/AIDS and health disparities. Asokan has been working at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care … Continued

Choosing Wisely

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The U.S. medical system spends $750 billion a year on health care that doesn’t result in improved health outcomes. In fact, one-third of medical spending is wasted on unnecessary procedures, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Patients … Continued

Healing from Within

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Through the services offered at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, patients like Brenda Wilson are learning how to live with chronic pain and taking steps toward building a new normal. The Center recently received a $5 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.