Department of Emergency Medicine

Homelessness a major issue for many patients in the emergency department

Unstable housing and homelessness can exacerbate adverse health outcomes, leading to increased risk of chronic disease, injury, and disability. Yet, emergency departments currently do not have a universal method to identify those at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness.

Advance in the treatment of acute heart failure identified

A multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville has identified a potential new treatment for acute heart failure, a leading cause of hospitalization and death.

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

School of Medicine in top 10 in NIH funding: survey

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which received $527.7 million in direct and indirect NIH grant support in FY23, has been among the top 10 U.S. medical schools in NIH funding for six of the last 10 years.

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