May. 19, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.
May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.
May. 19, 2017—The second School of Medicine Research Enterprise Forum is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in Light Hall, Room 208. Jennifer Pietenpol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center executive vice president for research, will host the event.
May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.
May. 12, 2017—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is looking for research subjects to better understand how children listen in background noise.
May. 11, 2017—A parking lot on 21st Avenue South, Lot 7, will close permanently Monday, May 15, as the university begins work on the new 29,947-square-foot addition to the School of Nursing. Lot 7 will be converted to a green space, with a drive that will allow for drop off at the entry of the renovated facility.
May. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) may nominate two junior faculty candidates for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Awards: one in Mainstream/Conventional research, and one in Integrative Medicine research for 2017.
May. 8, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been invited to participate in The V Foundation 2017 Pediatric Cancer Research–Immunology or Immunotherapy Award.
May. 8, 2017—When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.
May. 3, 2017—Need an extra incentive to get to the gym? Give yourself a chance to relax! Sign up or renew your membership at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center before May 31, and get 50 percent off any (1) massage and a personal training session.
May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.
May. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt Health OnCall (VHOC), the service that brings a house call from a dedicated team of Vanderbilt nurse practitioners to the home, workplace or hotel, now accepts Aetna Vanderbilt insurance plans as well as other major payer/insurer plans.