Author: Wayne Wood
Vanderbilt study indicates fatigue and loss of sleep take predictable toll on baseball players over season
Jun. 4, 2013—Strike zone judgment grows worse over the course of a Major League Baseball season in a predictable way, possibly due to the effect of grueling travel schedules, disrupted sleep patterns and fatigue, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center sleep researcher has found.
Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician offers spring cleaning ladder safety tips
Jun. 4, 2013—Spring cleaning sometimes takes intrepid householders to new heights. Unfortunately, ladders can be among the most hazardous of common household devices, says Corey Slovis, chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
May. 2, 2013—David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics, was one of many well-wishers to congratulate Margurite L. Douglas, medical technologist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, at a retirement party in her honor last week. Douglas retired after 62 years of service to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Steve Green)
Conference celebrates 85 years of social work
Mar. 7, 2013—A social work conference, “Current Issues in Tennessee: Human Trafficking and Dual Diagosis,” will be held Tuesday, March 12, in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Raintree Room.
West Tennessee Healthcare, VUMC announce affiliation agreement
Jan. 16, 2013—Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Jan. 15 an affiliation agreement that will expand the scope of health care services in West Tennessee Healthcare’s service area.
Late ED nurse’s book celebrates cultural diversity
Nov. 29, 2012—It was, everyone agreed, a horrific end to a beautiful life.
Credit Union to debut renovated space Nov. 5
Oct. 25, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Credit Union will move back to its redesigned and renovated offices at 107 Oxford House, opening for business on Monday, Nov. 5.
Open Enrollment allows employees to select benefits
Oct. 11, 2012—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for Vanderbilt staff and faculty to elect the coverage that best suits their needs, will take place Oct. 17-31. As it was last year, this is an active enrollment, which means that all benefits-eligible employees need to make benefits elections.
Children’s Hospital nurse in Colorado theater when shooting begins, aids victims
Jul. 24, 2012—Mia Bransford, R.N., EMT, a nurse in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was attending a family reunion and was at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday just after midnight to enjoy the new Batman movie.
HR Express to open Medical Center North location
Jul. 19, 2012—In an effort to offer more convenience to its Medical Center employees, Vanderbilt Human Resources will establish an HR Express in the location formerly held by the Vanderbilt Valet program in Medical Center North.
Vote in House Organ’s Pets of Vanderbilt contest
Feb. 9, 2012—As always, hundred and hundreds of pictures were submitted by Vanderbilt staff and faculty for House Organ’s annual Pets of Vanderbilt feature, a Medical Center tradition. Finalists in the Dogs, Cats, and Group or Duo categories are published below, and be sure to click in the blue bars to vote in the 2012 pet poll,...
Flexner recalled for compassion, devotion
Jan. 5, 2012—The halls of VUMC are a little quieter today. John M. Flexner, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, whose booming voice and outgoing personality were a part of the Medical Center since his arrival here in 1954, died surrounded by family at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Dec. 27. He was 85. Dr. Flexner was a U.S....