News Releases

Recent and archived press releases with clinical and research news

Over 40% of Tennessee Families With Children Say They Are Food Insecure; 70% Have Changed Spending on Food

This year’s Vanderbilt Child Health Poll shows that over 40% of Tennessee families report they are food insecure ― a similar proportion from last year. Most families (71%) say they have continued to change food spending habits due to high prices.

Bariatric surgery linked to cardiometabolic health improvements: study

Bariatric surgery can lead to significant cardiometabolic health improvements using a variety of measures, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin A1C, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  

Pain medication. Cosmetics. Cleaning supplies. Tennessee Poison Center’s message: lock them away.

TPC’s help hotline —1-800-222-1222 — is staffed by nurses, pharmacists, physicians and board-certified medical toxicologists who are specially trained to assist callers.

New Vanderbilt University Hospital Labor and Delivery entrance helps patients bypass Emergency Department

Pregnant patients who are more than 20 weeks along with a pregnancy-related health issue have a dedicated drop-off location. The VUH Labor and Delivery Entrance, located off 21st Avenue at the new Vivian Thomas Way stoplight, offers quick access to OB triage at Medical Center East’s second-floor entrance in the north tower.

Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial testing regenerative stem cell-based therapy to improve urinary control for women

The Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial to test a regenerative stem cell-based therapy in treating patients with stress urinary incontinence is continuing to recruit additional subjects after changing its study protocol to include only patients who have already tried surgery. 

School of Medicine in top 10 in NIH funding: survey

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which received $527.7 million in direct and indirect NIH grant support in FY23, has been among the top 10 U.S. medical schools in NIH funding for six of the last 10 years.

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