Vanderbilt University Medical Center Archives
Feb. 17, 2005— Students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing from Vanderbilt, but who are concerned about financial obstacles, could get a big boost thanks to a grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation.
Feb. 16, 2005— The newborn baby of a Fort Campbell soldier family has become the first to receive a new type of surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 15, 2005— Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the first Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and director of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine‘s Institute for Global Health. He will assume the role effective July 1.
Feb. 15, 2005— Childhood obesity in Tennessee is a growing concern. Research shows about 10 percent of children ages 2-5 and 15 percent of children ages 6-19 are obese, and the percentages have more than doubled in the last two decades. Experts at Vanderbilt say Tennessee‘s numbers match those national statistics.
Jan. 28, 2005— A pediatrician at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a clinic to help families tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Greg Plemmons, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, opened the Weight Management Clinic in December 2004 and immediately had eight referrals.
Jan. 27, 2005— Tennessee‘s TennCare Centers of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as being one of the six most innovative programs in the country.
Jan. 19, 2005— Thanks to a $250,000 grant from WTVF-NewsChannel 5, a reading program based at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be able to put more books into the hands of toddlers, infants and preschoolers in Middle Tennessee.
Jan. 11, 2005— Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (VCBH) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Frisse as the Accenture Endowed Chair, effective immediately.
Jan. 4, 2005— The Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been ranked in the top 10 children‘s hospitals in the nation, according to Child magazine.
Dec. 28, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has several health care experts available for stories related to the devastating tsunami in Asia. Please call the News and Public Affairs Office (615-322-4747) for availability of any one of these expert sources.
Dec. 17, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Nashville-Davidson County Health Department, The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, and the Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine, is building a local Medical Reserve Corps of trained health care professionals who could respond to a mass casualty or other emergency in our community.
Dec. 8, 2004—On Wednesday, December 8, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. (CST) Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting a live web cast of a robotic prostate surgery.