Directing our own health care paths

From the Winter 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Clinicians and patients typically agree there are advantages to having medical wishes clearly documented in advance of a health crisis. Despite this understanding, and an abundance of cautionary anecdotes to serve as examples, why do conversations about end-of-life decisions remain … Continued

Sense and Sensitivity

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The cover story for this issue of Vanderbilt Medicine, The Science of Our Senses, offers glimpses into the kaleidoscope of advances related to the five senses, taking place across our campus. For example, Mark Wallace, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate … Continued

A Month of Many Milestones

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

It was a remarkable July. Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center began the fiscal year with the Medical Center operating as a financially and legally independent nonprofit entity for the first time in history. Through an extensive, two-year effort, … Continued

Growing to New Heights

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The cover of this issue of Vanderbilt Medicine features Eli James, a courageous 5-year-old being cared for by the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs through Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Eli was diagnosed in utero with … Continued