Reporter Jan 8 2016

Honoring Hildreth

Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently hosted a special reception honoring James Hildreth, M.D., center, who was named president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College last year.

Nominations sought for Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards

Feb. 4 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2016 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards for teaching, clinical service and research.

Transplant highlights strong bond between police officers

For 17 years Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis has answered the call to help his community.

DNA sequence

Vanderbilt study raises questions about reporting incidental genetic findings

A genetic test that suggests a patient may be at increased risk for potentially fatal heart rhythms is very often not as ominous as it sounds.

Unauthorized access of patient information can result in termination

Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) clinical databases — Epic, Medipac or Star Panel — to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under someone’s care, can result in progressive discipline or even termination.

VUMC mourns loss of critical care leader Wheeler

Arthur P. “Art” Wheeler, M.D., professor of Medicine and the longtime director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), died Thursday, Dec. 17, from cancer. He was 58.

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