September 9, 2010

Employees can sign up to receive VUMC e-mails, news

Employees can sign up to receive VUMC e-mails, news

Those interested in receiving regular communications from Vanderbilt University Medical Center about news, updates and announcements, such as the twice-weekly MyVUMC electronic newsletter, and who aren't already receiving it, can sign up by logging in with aVUnet ID and ePassword at

Changes in the way Medical Center e-mail boxes operate have made it more of a challenge to send dedicated messages to Medical Center staff and faculty to ensure everyone who needs the information receives it, officials say.

“In the past, Medical Center employees were targeted for communications based on the server their email account was on,” said Chris Marshall, service delivery and project manager in Information Technology Services.

Enhancements to Vanderbilt's enterprise e-mail infrastructure have changed the way mailing lists get created.

“Medical Center mailboxes are now distributed across all servers in the enterprise, and lists are now created using departmental information received from Human Resource Services,” Marshall said.

About 5 percent of Vanderbilt employees are in multiple departments, including in home departments other than Medical Center departments, but may still need to receive Medical Center communications.

Those individuals will have to specifically request to be part of the list.