Reporter May 13 2022

Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

New Vanderbilt research is pointing to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

Leadership Sumner visit

Some 30 members of this year’s Leadership Sumner class visited Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville May 11 for the group’s health and wellness day.

From left, Raymond C. Harris, MD, Shirong Cao, MD, PhD, Ming-Zhi Zhang, MD, MSc, and colleagues are studying the role of inflammation in obesity.

Study sheds light on the dark side of obesity

Vanderbilt research that promotes the anti-inflammatory pathway in macrophages could also reduce some of the bad side effects of obesity.

Fissell receives Medal of Excellence from the American Association of Kidney Patients

Vanderbilt’s William Fissell, MD, recently received the 2022 Medal of Excellence Award in the physician category from the American Association of Kidney Patients.

VUMC-led study finds Moderna COVID vaccine safe and effective for children

Sherita, Care Partner, hold puppy while Nashville Humane Association (NHA) introduces Paws on the Plaza, an event in which the NHA will bring adoptable puppies to the VUMC Plaza. Although this is not an official adoption event, all puppies are available for adoption through NHA following the event. While NHA offers Bark Breaks throughout the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area, we are thrilled to be the first hospital to enter this partnership. Photos by: Susan Urmy

Scenes from Paws on the Plaza

On Wednesday, May 11, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Plaza became home to a whole lot of four-legged love. That’s when the Nashville Humane Association, in partnership with VUMC, presented its first “Paws on the Plaza” event, which is set to bring a litter of puppies to the plaza each month from May through October.

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