Author: Nancy Humphrey
Nov. 29, 2012—Carol Ann Gavin became critically ill on Super Bowl Sunday in 2010 while vacationing in Florida. But after two surgeries for a bowel obstruction at a Florida hospital, her husband, Charles Gavin III, asked that she be flown home to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he knew she would get unequaled health care at one of finest medical centers in the country.
Oct. 18, 2012—Keiron Kennedy, M.D., receives an influenza shot from Sharon Holley, DNP, CNM, during the Flulapalooza mass vaccination event, which took place Wednesday and Thursday. At the end of the first day, approximately 5,589 staff, faculty, students and volunteers had been vaccinated. (Photo by Joe Howell)
Oct. 11, 2012—Sarah H. Sell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, Emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children younger than 5, died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 99.
Oct. 10, 2012—Additional volunteers are needed Oct. 17 and 18 to assist with this year’s Flulapalooza, where Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can quickly receive their flu vaccination during a mass flu vaccination plan. While exempt employees are encouraged to participate as volunteers, non-exempt employees also can participate in this event. All...
Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.
Aug. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has acquired The Franklin Women’s Center, a group of six obstetrician/gynecologists and two women’s health nurse practitioners in Williamson County who will form a new group, the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center at Williamson Medical Center. The physicians – Katherine Dykes, M.D., Alison Mullaly, M.D., Cynthia L. Netherton, M.D., Nancy Osburn, M.D.,...