Emergency & Trauma

Diane Nash left, with Dorris Powell-Alexander, MD.

Civil Rights leader visits VUH Emergency Department

Legendary civil rights activist Diane Nash visited the emergency department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on April 20 to acknowledge the naming of a physician team in her honor. 

Combat medic and SMART Program rotator Sedrick Stern at work in the adult Emergency Department. (photos by Susan Urmy)

Latest SMART rotation of military personnel taking place

The latest Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation began early this week for 11 members of the United States military, where they will work in clinical areas of the adult hospital.

A gunshot to the head. A long recovery. Then a wedding.

Special Agent Adam Daniels celebrates ongoing recovery after gunshot causes traumatic brain injury; family’s gift will support care of others with similar injuries

VISTA grant to fund hospital-based research training in heart, lung, blood, sleep disorders

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a federal grant to establish a first-of-its-kind training program in patient-oriented and health systems research focused on acute heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders in the hospital setting.

Service dogs Kai, left, and Mia were trained at VUMC recently to gain exposure to medical equipment and staff like those they will encounter after completing training. (photo by Donn Jones)

Vanderbilt LifeFlight partners with Retrieving Independence to train service dogs in simulated medical settings

Vanderbilt LifeFlight is partnering with the local nonprofit Retrieving Independence to assist in the training of service dogs in simulated medical settings, the latest of several Vanderbilt University Medical Center partnerships that bring specially trained dogs to Medical Center facilities.

Owen Canavan was badly injured six years ago. He uses experience to encourage others recovering from traumatic injuries.

In 2017, Canavan was working out at a fitness center when a car came crashing into the building and pinned him against a wall. In the span of a week, he underwent eight surgeries.

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