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VUMC offers “laughing gas” for childbirth

Jun. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt is one of three hospitals in the country offering Nitrous oxide for pain management during childbirth.

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Department of Preventive Medicine will expand, be re-named

Jun. 2, 2011—After a storied history of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and advocacy in the fields of prevention and public health, Vanderbilt’s Department of Preventive Medicine is expanding and will be re-named.

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Faculty, staff invited to preview new

Jun. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s website for health care consumers – – has had a makeover, and Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to be among the first to preview the new site before its release. The site was developed using “data-driven design,” which incorporates input and insights from Google analytics of the site’s traffic, focus...

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Children’s Miracle Network Telethon to air June 5

Jun. 1, 2011—Photo courtesy Children’s Miracle Network The 28th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon will be broadcast on WTVF Channel 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The telethon will feature inspiring stories of courageous young patients, their families and caregivers. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a beneficiary...

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Registration open for Sept. 24 Women’s Half Marathon

Jun. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the official medical provider for the second annual Women’s Half Marathon and 5K in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Sept. 24. VUMC’s Event Medicine team, along with certified athletic trainers from Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, will provide medical care along the race course at first aid stations and at the finish line....

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Forum on fragile X syndrome June 20

May. 31, 2011—Panelists will discuss how research findings are improving clinical care of this inherited disability.

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Celebrate Survivors’ Day June 18

May. 31, 2011—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host a celebration for cancer survivors on June 18, featuring a talk by Lance Armstrong's mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt takes steps to reduce accidental drowning

May. 27, 2011—Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of pool season. Many parents will cover their children with sunscreen and head to the closest pool for some fun in the sun. Doctors and safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are urging parents and caregivers to pay close attention to the risks of drowning,...

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Balser outlines goals at VUSM Spring Faculty Meeting

May. 26, 2011—At the School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting May 25, Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs and the dean of the School of Medicine, told a packed Light Hall audience that Vanderbilt has made significant progress toward its priority goals of endowed support for chairs and student scholarship, but there is still work to be done.

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Trauma Prom with Hollywood theme set for June 17

May. 25, 2011—A fundraiser benefiting the Trauma Survivors Network at Vanderbilt will be held Friday, June 17, at The Tin Roof in Nashville. The Golden Age of Hollywood themed costume event will feature music by DJ B-Roll and Haden andJeremiah. The events starts 8 p.m. at The Tin Roof, 1516 Demonbreun St. Tickets are $25 per person...

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New cash register system at pharmacies coming June 6

May. 25, 2011—A new cash register system will be implemented June 6 in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Pharmacy, One Hundred Oaks Pharmacy, and Medical Center East Pharmacy. Please be prepared to show your driver’s license during this transition. Your receipts and any statements you receive may look different. Contact: Elizabeth Humphreys, (615) 936-4555

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers summer safety clinics

May. 24, 2011—The Children’s Hospital is partnering with Safe Kids Cumberland Valley to offer free youth sports safety clinics.

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