Skip to main content

Reporter

VUMC’s Wilkins lands major national award for women physicians

Jul. 23, 2021—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, a leader in health equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), is the 2021 recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Read more


Researchers discover that protein switches functions to regulate DNA replication

Jul. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt biochemists have discovered what the DNA damage response protein RADX does — and how it does it.

Read more


For more precise drug treatments, ‘squeeze’ the genome: study finds

Jul. 22, 2021—Large-scale studies will be required to identify the complexity of genetic variations that affect how patients respond to a given drug and whether they will have side effects, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Read more


Change in respiratory care strategies benefits preterm infants

Jul. 22, 2021—A decade’s worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

Read more


Children’s Hospital adds online scheduling option

Jul. 22, 2021—Self-checkout and online ordering have become ways for consumers to gain both control and convenience in today’s marketplace. And health care is no exception.

Read more


Osheroff elected to AAMC council leadership post

Jul. 22, 2021—Neil Osheroff, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, has been elected to a leadership position for a council of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Read more


Resident’s opioid-related efforts become TMA priority

Jul. 22, 2021—Leah Jesse, MD, a Psychiatry resident, successfully brought an anti-stigma resolution to the floor of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates meeting in May.

Read more


Influenza network sizes up COVID

Jul. 22, 2021—Hospital data from a CDC network that monitors influenza revealed that adults hospitalized for COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic were 20x more likely to die compared to hospitalized influenza patients.

Read more


Father, son benefit from jaw reconstruction guided by 3D virtual planning

Jul. 21, 2021—by Jill Clendening A middle school basketball game set off a long, painful journey for Mt. Juliet resident Jeremy Kerr, 49, that ended in 2019 when he had orthognathic, or corrective, jaw surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address both an underbite and crossbite. “After someone shot the ball, another player jumped first and...

Read more


Grand Prix preview

Jul. 20, 2021—Four-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (wearing blue shirt) visited VUMC’s LifeFlight last week to visit emergency responders.

Read more


Update on COVID-19 for VUMC workforce: what you need to know

Jul. 19, 2021—COVID-19 is still very much part of our daily lives, and infection rates are on the increase in the community. VUMC continues to effectively manage COVID-19, and outpatient and inpatient volumes are back to pre-COVID levels.

Read more


Statement from VUMC: COVID-19 vaccination continues to be the way forward

Jul. 19, 2021—Last week, Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for leaders will become mandatory. This was a carefully considered step forward in VUMC’s ongoing efforts to protect its patients and employees from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants.

Read more


Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Vanderbilt Medicine
Hope
Momentum
VUMC Voice

more