Paul Govern

Deciphering DNA code

Study applies random genotype sets to new disease

Informatics team creates gene app, wins national contest

Members of informatics team have been recognized by National Library of Medicine for gene app.

VUMC to adapt aviation safety training

In an effort to guard patient safety, VUMC is taking a leaf from American aviation, where it’s been shown that human error and the harm it poses can be substantially reduced through training to improve communication among members of the flight crew.

VUMC offers innovative pastoral education program

Hospital patients who face difficult decisions sometimes turn to a chaplain or pastor and ask, "What should I do?" or "Why is this happening to me?"

VUMC doctors perform first robotic surgery

Vanderbilt’s first robotic surgical procedure was performed in mid May by Dr. Joseph A. Smith Jr., William L. Bray Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery. Smith used VUMC’s new $1 million-plus Da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical, to perform a radical prostatectomy.

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