Author: Doug Campbell
Jul. 23, 2020—Lori Anne Parker-Danley, PhD, has been named the new director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Patient Education, effective Aug. 1.
Jul. 23, 2020—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.
Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser on recognizing the need for change and stepping up at a pivotal moment in history
Jun. 19, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about how VUMC has responded to the COVID pandemic, how our institution can help our region work toward a healthier and more just future, and how each of us at VUMC can make our voices heard as we build that future together.
Jun. 9, 2020— Anesthesiologist Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in November, practicing in the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology and directing both the Acute Pain Service and Adult Regional Anesthesia. “We were delighted to recruit Dr. Yaghmour because he is a prominent leader in our specialty,” said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and...
Jun. 3, 2020—Pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are stressing the continued importance of well-child visit for infants, children and adolescents, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May. 21, 2020—Multidisciplinary teams conducting daily rounds in intensive care units will typically work their way down hallways, going from one patient to the next based on spatial proximity.
May. 21, 2020—Like virtually all large meetings these days, the 2020 State of Nursing address was conducted via teleconference, on Zoom.
Apr. 27, 2020—Each year, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduating fourth-year class honors one faculty member with the Shovel Award in recognition of the exceptionally meaningful impact he or she has had on their medical education.
Apr. 2, 2020— by Paul Govern From eStar to Zoom, information technology is vital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. Teams from all three of VUMC’s information technology departments — Health IT, VUMC IT and Enterprise Cybersecurity — are supporting care of COVID-19 outpatients, preparing for large increases in hospital admissions, rapidly expanding telehealth capabilities...
Message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, about additional guidance issued to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure
Mar. 27, 2020— Hi, everyone. As many of you are seeing in the news, this pandemic is hitting some areas of our country, like New York City, very hard. We hope that Nashville’s “Safer at Home” order will reduce the impact we see at VUMC. Nonetheless, the number of patients admitted to our adult hospital has doubled...
Mar. 18, 2020— Hi Everyone. As we continue to confront the challenges of coronavirus, I want to talk about social distancing. It’s something that’s new to most of us, and we need to lead by example. Social distancing is one of the best ways we can reduce the spread of this virus. One way is to allow...