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VUMC in the news, Oct. 3, 2023

Sep. 29, 2023—The VUMC Voice story about Tommy and Virginia Stevens, both 91, who had been married 69 years and who were holding hands in side-by-side beds in the Palliative Care unit, was picked up by local and national media outlets, including WSMV Channel 4 News, The Tennessean, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, The Messenger,  Fox 5...

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Office of Clinical and Research Safety N95 fit testing fairs announced

Sep. 29, 2023—Website link:

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Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology seminar to feature Calico Labs’ Carmela Sidrauski, Oct. 4

Sep. 29, 2023—The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) Seminar  on Oct. 4 will feature Carmela Sidrauski of Calico Labs. Her topic will be, “The Integrated Stress Response in Health and Disease,” and the seminar begins at 12:15 p.m. in 1220 MRB III.

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AT&T service downtime to be Oct. 10 & 11; affects cellular and push-to-talk service

Sep. 29, 2023—There is a scheduled AT&T DAS (Distributed Antenna System) downtime outage beginning on Tuesday, Oct.10, at 8 p.m. CDT and continuing until 6 a.m. CDT on Oct. 11. This planned outage will affect AT&T cellular and push-to-talk connectivity throughout the main VUMC campus. Before and during the outage, VUMC IT advises department leaders and employees...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to begin estimating prevalence of cerebral palsy in Middle Tennessee

Sep. 29, 2023—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders has received funding to monitor and estimate prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) in Middle Tennessee.

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VUMC IT downtime notification: Tecsys service update and Workday quarterly service update to be Oct. 21

Sep. 29, 2023—Tecsys and Workday will experience an outage due to downtime for service updates and maintenance on Oct. 21. These systems will be unavailable for the respective time frames specified below.  As a result, take the appropriate measures for business continuity based on the downtime procedure related to the application. Tecsys   Tecsys will be down...

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Earn Go for the Gold credit with Health Plus Pacers walking & running club

Sep. 26, 2023—Health Plus Pacers is a VUMC community walking & running club. Participate in a weekly on-campus walk or run with colleagues, or digitally document your personal walk or run for the week. Document your participation in the Health Plus Pacers in the Wild Card Action in the Wellness Actions Log.  Learn more about how you can earn $240 in Wellness Credit with...

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eStar update: hierarchical condition category best practice advisory changes

Sep. 26, 2023—Beginning Sept. 26, the Hierarchical Condition Category best practice advisory (BPA) will change to “required” status if the provider adds an AWV or PE billing code to a visit. If an Adult Wellness Visit or Physical Exam code is entered as an additional E/M code, or if the Level of service changes to an AWV...

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Medical Center Drive traffic to be redirected for crane, Sept. 30

Sep. 26, 2023—Beginning Sept. 30 at 6 a.m., VUMC HAR department will be performing a crane lift to remove equipment from the roof of the South Tower of Vanderbilt University Hospital as part of an ongoing HVAC renovation project. This effort has been coordinated with VUMC Life Flight, Vanderbilt Police Department, and the VUMC Traffic and Parking...

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Vanderbilt Eye Institute Optical Shop trunk show is Sept. 29

Sep. 25, 2023—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s Optical Shop, 2311 Pierce Avenue, is hosting a trunk show with the latest in designer eyeglasses on 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. New frames and lenses are 50% off*, except Costa del Mar frames and lenses, which are 30% off.  No appointment necessary. This offer is not combinable...

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VUMC in the news, Sept. 26, 2023

Sep. 22, 2023—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about infectious disease in the news. Among the news outlets he has spoken to recently: NBC News, CNN, Voice of America, The Wall Street Journal, Medscape, U.S. News and World Report, Vox, HuffPost, and The Washington Post (in a...

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VUMC Enterprise Cybersecurity issues warning against business email compromise attacks

Sep. 22, 2023—VUMC Enterprise Cybersecurity (VEC) is issuing a warning to VUMC users to be alert for business email compromise (BEC) attacks with trusted figures. VEC has recently noticed an increase in BEC cybercrime tactics directed at VUMC users. This type of cybercrime is where a scammer uses email to trick someone into sending money or divulging...

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