Author: Matt Batcheldor
May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with the Nashville Humane Association for “Paws on the Plaza,” a new event that will bring a litter of puppies to the Medical Center Plaza each month from May through October.
Apr. 13, 2022—April is National Donate Life Month. A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at VUMC in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, according to Tennessee Donor Services (TDS). A total of 203 people were tissue donors, enhancing the lives of 3,165 people, reported TDS, the federally designated donor network that facilitates organ and tissue donation in the region.
Apr. 7, 2022—Charlotte Haffner, who was Vanderbilt's first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat primary AL amyloidosis, was recently recognized by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.
Apr. 6, 2022—Heidi Schaefer, MD, has been named medical director of the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 24, 2022—Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Mar. 17, 2022—Nurses in Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics are busy preparing for a site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center as part of the Fourth Magnet Designation process.
Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's extracorporeal life support fellowship gives new doctors two years of hands-on experience with a lifesaving critical care tool, one that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar. 10, 2022—Two fellows in Vanderbilt's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have received awards from the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Feb. 24, 2022—Last year, Liz Barnett became one of seven people at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive a combined heart/liver transplant in 2021.